Monday, October 1, 2012

Harvest Monday

The harvest has definitely slowed down during this last half of September. The nights are colder and the fruit is growing slowly. Amazingly we're still getting peppers, eggplant and tomatoes! We harvested eggplant today and pulled the plants. We're holding out with several tomato and even a couple pepper plants. Our average first frost date is anywhere from October 10 to October 15. We'll see what happens over the next couple of weeks.

We harvested the rest of our potatoes (they were hiding in the main garden, our sweet potatoes (we waited to long to harvest them) and all the watermelon. This will be the last big weight total for the year. Be sure to stop by Daphne's Dandelions to see what others have to share for Harvest Monday.

(As you look you'll notice the date on the camera is off. Sorry about that. These pics were taken today! Q. James wasn't even a twinkle in our eyes in 2005!)

The potatoes are in, the garden is clearing...

Half n'ked Q James did it all! Great work kid!

Here's what we harvested today! Everything else is pictured individually below.

Crimson Sweet, Moon and Stars, Congo watermelon

Desiree Potatoes

late season green beans

Several varieties of eggplant

Several varieties of peppers

Sweet potatoes

Green Tomatoes

ripening tomatoes

ready tomatoes
Harvest Totals from September 10 to today.

Beans 14 lb 5 oz
Cantaloupe 2 lb 11 oz
Carrot 13 oz
Eggplant 12 lb 9 oz
Green Tomatoes 7 lb 5 oz
Jalapenos 2lb 14 oz
Peppers 6 lb 5 oz
Potatoes 39 lb 8 oz
Sweet Potatoes 15 lb 3 oz
Tomatoes 24 lb 1 oz
Watermelon 94 lb 10 oz

Total 220 lb 7 oz

Hooray! We reached our goal of more than 1,000 pounds of produce in 2012!


  1. What a beautiful, bountiful harvest! Congratulations on reaching your 1000 pound goal. I'm still 40-some pounds away from that, not sure I'll make it. It has been a very successful gardening year though, so much better than 2011!

  2. Wow! Congratulations on reaching 1,000 pounds!! That is a very impressive harvest Monday!

    1. Thanks Rachel. That will be our last impressive harvest this year I'm afraid. I like you new picture. It's great to see your smiling face!

  3. WOW! Your harvest is amazing and congratulations on reaching 1000lbs! With those melons alone that harvest was very heavy!

  4. Wow that is a huge harvest. And whoohoo on reaching the 1000lb mark. What are you going to do with all those watermelons?

    1. Whoohoo! We'll eat them, freeze them and give them away to friends!

  5. OMG what a great harvest and a great total so far!! Love your new pic of the family!

  6. That's great harvest for 2012! With this much of vegetables, you can rest assure for winter! ;)

    1. We are so happy to have freezers full of food again.

  7. Well, that was quite a haul! Lovely that you still have plants producing.

    1. We're glad they're still producing. They started late, so this is make-up time for us.

    I wish I have some luck growing watermelon like yours.
    So bountiful, must be very busy months for you.