Monday, September 3, 2012

Harvest Monday

Most of our weekly harvest.

This has been a good week, strange, but good! Because it's so late in the season, yet our garden is giving us it's greatest yields of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Stop by Daphne's Dandelions to see what gardeners around the world are harvesting on Harvest Monday.

The highlight of the harvest was definitely the beans C. James harvested from his garden (cold frame 2) and the carrots Q. James harvested from him (cold frame 1). What they say about growing gardens to get your kids to eat veggies is definitely true. On the morning after Calvin harvested "his" beans, he went to the fridge and packed several of the beans in his school lunch for later that day. And Q. James has been carrying his carrots all around the house sharing them with everyone he sees. He even took them over to the neighbor's Labor Day BBQ to share.

We're also very excited about the bit of strawberry popcorn we harvested this week. Wow are the boys excited about popping homegrown popcorn!
Strawberry popcorn. Thanks Robin for the seeds!

Harvest Totals
Beans 24 lb 8 oz
Butternut Squash 27 lb 3 oz
Carrots 2lb
Egg Plant 9 lb 2 oz
Jalapeno 5 oz
Okra 2 lb 10 oz
Peppers 8 lb 2 oz
Popcorn 13 oz
Spaghetti Squash 18 lb 7 oz
Tomatillo  1 lb 10 oz
Tomatoes 30 lb 15 oz

Total 125 lb 14 oz

28 comments:

  1. Great harvest!

    I must say, you have two of the cutest, most precious boys around. I'd like to just stick them both in my hip pocket and take them home with me!

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    1. I read your post to Belle and she laughed out loud and said, "adorable". Thanks Granny!

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  2. This is phenomenal!!!!! I am so impressed with what you are doing for your boys. You are amazing parents!

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    1. Is that you Dooley? Either way thanks!

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  3. Here some more good news for you... the garden stuff kind of rubs off in many cases too. My daughter has gone on to have her own home and she was in an all fired hurry to have her own garden too. :D It's all good!

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    1. We're hoping our kids will have the same desire when they get older. We hope it's in their blood to stay!

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  4. I love that the kids want to take their crops to school and to the neighbors. My middle daughter likes to carry around okra pods. She even asked to sleep with one a week or so ago. lol.

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    1. That is too funny. It takes kids to tell stories like that.

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  5. Wow what a harvest!! It's a good thing you have those two little helpers! I haven't harvested any of the popcorn yet. I guess that I should peek at it though since there are a lot of ears! Your peppers did wonderful compared to mine!

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    1. What a harvest. What are you talking about? 75 pounds of tomatoes is impossible! Our popcorn is almost completely dry. I'm guessing it will dry in a couple weeks down stairs. Calvin is so excited. He said, "Yea, now we don't have to eat that icky store stuff!"

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  6. that is one fantastic harvest! Love the picture of boys with veggies, and those peppers and butternut squash are amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, we still have twice that in butternut squash. We're just hoping it ripens before the cold!

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  7. A table covered with homegrown veggies and two grinning kiddos on the side. What more could a gardener want?

    I've had the same experience with my kids wanting to eat what 'they've' grown.

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  8. How come the little kid has the heavier basket? The expression on his face says: "Will you hurry up and take the photo, this is very heavy, you know." Cute kids.
    Beautiful table covered harvest.

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    1. You know Norma, his mouth was full of carrots!

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  9. What a great photo and a wonderful harvest. It is parents like you who will raise the children that will help save us tomorrow!

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  10. Thanks Mary, though that's a pretty tall order! For now, we'll have to keep growing the veggies!

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  11. Home grown pop corn is the best. We didn't have room for it this year but had a great crop last year. We are going to have to figure out how to grow it again next summer.

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    1. It's been lots of fun so far. I can't wait 'till we start popping later in the season.

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  12. What a haul you have there! You're right about kids and their harvests...it's quite fantastic to watch!

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    1. Yea, I bet you and Tool Lady have a story or two to share yourselves.

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  13. That is one overburdened table. Wonderful harvest.

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    1. Yea! What a blast. What a ton of work. We've been up at night after the boys go down for days just processing food.

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  14. That's handful of harvest! wow! I don't mind to be your neighbour....hahahhaaa...

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  15. Our neighbors definitely get their share of vegetables from us.

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  16. Wow you really have a very good harvest this year. Plenty to go on until next year peak harvest. I have been searching for strawberry popcorn seeds, its hard to find here in down under. Your boys are really lucky to eat organic home-grown popcorn.

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    1. I would be glad to send you a few. Just email your address. When they are dry we'll send them your way.

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