Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy 4th of July Harvest Monday!!
There was a lot of harvesting this week here at the home garden and at the plots.
Tuesday, Lots of lettuce some MWC tomatoes and a big onion from the plots.
The garlic was harvested here at the house. The garlic is not as big as last year but they are still a good size. I think that 64 heads will get "The Italian" and I through the year. I still have some garlic left from last year which will be made into minced garlic for cooking. The garlic will be weighed and added to the harvest total once it has cured.
Two heads of Chinese Tatsoi from the home garden. I have never grown this before and we are excited to see what it tastes like!
The Tatsoi washed and baged weighed in at 17 oz.
Another Tuesday harvest.
The first head of cabbage was harvested at the plots. This variety is Red Acre. It was a small dense head and quite pretty. The cabbage is really starting to head up nicely over there. The Heritage Red Raspberries are being picked daily as is the Little Marvel shelling peas and snow peas.
The Red Acre cabbage was made into pickled cabbage for "The Italian". I have never made pickled cabbage before, I hope that it's what he has his heart set on. I also picked 4.5 oz. of Pepperocini Peppers at the plots and pickled them. I just love them and could eat them on just about anything. Thanks Thomas for the seeds....they are really producing well!
The carrots at the house are starting to look good.....and look at that Black Cherry Tomato! It weighed 1 oz all by itself!
The first Cherokee Purple of season was sliced on Sunday. "The Italian" made some nice fresh bread and we had tomato sandwiches for lunch! Now we want more!
The first Cocozelle Zucchini was harvested on Sunday. It was the one that I hand pollinated and weighed 1.5 lbs. We like to pick them before they get too big. I also harvested some more Heritage Raspberries, the first blackberry and the first of the Roadside Red Raspberries (They are the smaller ones around the edge)
Here we have the Great Onion Harvest! The smaller onions at the bottom of the photo are from the house and the larger onions are from the plots. You can't tell from the photo but the onions from the plots are huge! Even the onions from the house are a good size. I harvested 46 red onions and 45 white onions so far. They are all storage type onions and have to be cured for storage. After they are cured I will weigh them and add them to my total. I estimate the weight of the onions to be at around 20 lbs. I think that there is at least 100 more onions to be harvested at the plots. It looks like we will have plenty for the year!
Total weighed Harvest for the week: 12.25 lbs.
Cabbage - 20 oz.
Carrots - 4 oz.
Cauliflower - 3.5
Dill - Not weighed
Fava Beans - Will be weighed when shelled
Garlic - Will be weighed when cured
Lettuce - 21 oz
Onions - Will be weighed when curedOregano - Not weighed
Little Marvel Shelled - 13 oz.
Magnoila - 6.5 oz.
Snow Peas - 29.5 oz.
Bell Yellow - 3 oz.
Cayenne - 1 oz.
Paprika - 2 oz.
Pepperocini - 4.5 oz.
Raspberries - Heritage - 37 oz.
Black Cherry - 1 oz
CP- 4 oz.
MWC - 5 oz.
Tatsoi - 17 oz.
Zucchini - 24 oz
Stop by Daphne's Dandelions our host of Harvest Monday and see what is going on in veggie gardens around the globe!