Monday, August 6, 2012

Harvest Monday.....................08/06/2012

We finally had a good week of harvests!!! The tomatoes are starting to come in!! I also harvested eggplant, cabbage, beans, zucchini and some peppers. I am happy that the cucumbers have slowed down a bit since most of the pickles and relish have been made and canned.

I wasn't very good at taking pics of the harvests. But, here's an idea of what my kitchen has been looking like lately.

This is the kitchen island before I started canning and chopping.

I think I need more room!

Most of Sunday's tomato harvest.

We just love these Chinese Red Noodle Beans!

I hope you're having some great harvests too!!

Harvest Total: 92.375 lbs
Beans:
     Dean's Purple Pole Beans- 9.5 oz
     Chinese Red Noodle- 17.8 oz
Cabbage - Savoy- 4.5 lbs
Cucumbers - Muncher Burpless - 2.9 lbs
Eggplant -3.6 lbs 
Peppers:
     Hot & Spice - 2.9 lbs
     Sweet - 15.5 oz
Tomatoes - 69.3 lbs.
Zucchini - 6.5 lbs


Hop on over to Daphne's Dandelions, our host of Harvest Monday, to see what's going on in gardens around the globe!

47 comments:

  1. Wow... what a week! What a haul. I think many of us are having a banner week.

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    1. Chili, It's finally starting. I'm a few weeks behind last year with the tomatoes and peppers.

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  2. It is tomato season, isn't it? Yours are looking really good.

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    1. Yes,tomato season has finally started!!

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  3. Wow! I would love to have a garden big enough and sunny enough to get half that, though I don't really envy you all that work, lol.

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    1. The hardest work will only last about three weeks.

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    1. Thanks Jane, The maters are a bit late this year aren't they?

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  5. Holy Tomatoes! I thought I had a good tomato week at 8 pounds! Have fun with all that!!!

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    1. TG, Last year I had a 90 lb tomato week. Hopefully, I will have a bigger week this week!

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  6. You have tomatoes like I have green beans. I'd rather have the tomatoes....
    Soon, I hope, very very soon!

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    1. Your tomato season will start soon. You do have a much shorter season then we do you know!

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  7. Wow, will you look at all those tomatoes! I'd love to have that many just once! They look terrific as does all the rest of your harvest. The chinese red noodle beens look so cool, will have to try them someday.

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    1. Nutmeg, this is the first year growing those red noodle beans and they are definitely a keeper!

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  8. Looks awesome! Can't wait to see what you make out of all this bounty :)

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    1. Jenny, lots and lots of tomato puree and canned tomatoes. You'll get a sneak peak on Thursday!

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  9. I miss having tomatoes. I find the harvests a little bland (except for the corn) at this time of the year without my peppers and tomatoes. I can't wait for the melons to get ripe. That will add something to my harvests.

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    1. I bet you do miss your tomatoes and peppers. Hopefully, you'll be able to eat more of them next year.

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  10. Robin,

    Looks like all of your tomatoes are ready at the same time. There going to keep you busy for a while there girl :-)
    Are you canning all kinds of gravy for the Italian?
    Don't work to hard, have a wonderful day.

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    1. Sandy, Yes, I have been canning whole tomatoes and plain tomato puree. "The Italian" won't let me add anything to the puree since he makes at least 10 different varieties of red sauce. That's much easier for me!

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  11. Looks like tomato time has arrived!

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  12. Next year I'm planting all determinite varieties so I get canning tomatoes all at once. I'm tired of this piddling along!

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    1. Granny, I didn't think the tomatoes would ever start coming in. I planted several new varieties this year that I'm very pleased with. I also have several mystery varieties this year. I have never had this many mess ups. Some of them are a total mystery.

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  13. Wow, those are alot of tomatoes! I am so jealous! How many tomato plants do you have and what types because my harvest are obviously nothing like that.

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    1. Vanessa, I have 43 tomato plants this year. I will do a tomato review at the end of the season.

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  14. Holy wow! i can't believe how many tomatoes you have. Best roll up your sleeves, that's going to be a lot of canning.

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    1. I've definitely been busy canning. It will be like this for a few weeks!

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  15. We'd love to see just one ripe tomato on our plants

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    1. I really feel for you this year Sue. You are having such cold wet weather.

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  16. That is a lot of tomatoes and looks like a lot of work! You will be happy about it this winter tho! Pickles done and now you will soon have tomatoes taken care of! Great job. Nancy

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    1. Nancy, We sure do appreciate the canned goods come winter. I don't think I'll be done with tomatoes any time soon though.

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  17. Awesome haul of tomatoes! They are beautiful.

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    1. Hey there Adventures....Thanks a bunch!!

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  18. That's a ton of tomatoes! Have you perfected any techniques to speed up processing that many tomatoes?

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    1. Julie, I don't mind processing tomatoes. It's all the other stuff that takes a lot of time. I just keep blanching, peeling, coring and jarring over and over and over.

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  19. Honestly...how beautiful is that!! You need to frame those pictures and hang them in your kitchen...you have worked so hard and have been really rewarded! Just wonderful! I just want to reach out and grab a few of those beautiful tomatoes: YUMMY!

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    1. Thanks Lynda, Hopefully, you will see a lot more pictures like these!

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  20. Wow Robin, I am impressed with the tomatoes. I am hoping this fall my kitchen will look the same except I am afraid as usual most of the the tomatoes will be green when picked. They usually are and with the 50's nights we are getting already I am concerned about that Blue Moon the end of August.

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    1. Wilderness, I sure hope that I get at least as many tomatoes as I did last year. They sure are taking forever. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you with your tomatoes!

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  21. I am always amazed at the sheer volume of tomatoes you bring in every year. Very impressive!

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    1. Laura, I'm happy that you're amazed. I'm a little disappointed with them. They are late and I lost a lot to BER during one of our heat waves/drought. Just so I get enough canned to get us through the year.

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  22. That is a load of tomatoes, nice work! I've been meaning to try some long beans, next year :)

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