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Monday, July 30, 2012

Harvest Monday - July 30, 2012 - A Record Week

Daphne's Dandelions is the host of Harvest Monday.  Visit her website to see 50-60 other harvests around the world.  Fun to read.    I knew this day was coming... a week when I start weighing the heavy-weights; thus, boosting the harvest tally. The onions starting heading to storage and they are getting weighed just before they are stored. Weight-wise, the harvest of the week has to be the onions coming in at 63 pounds. But yummy-wise, the harvest of the week has to be the heirloom tomatoes. The most perfect Black Krim tomato was the most perfect-tasting too. There's nothing quite like an heirloom tomato.   This is only my 3rd year growing them and I'm starting to understand the varied ripening process of the different varieties.   Other highlights this week included more celery (starting to freeze some of it), peppers galore, cucumbers galore, green beans galore, sweet corn and potatoes. I dug up an handful of sweet potatoes just to check the size of them. They need a few more weeks to grow, but are certainly edible now.  Here's the weekly tally:

Carrots:  1 1/ 2 pounds
Celery:  1 1/2 pounds
Corn: 15 and 1/2 pounds
Cucumbers: 10 pounds
Green Beans: 7 3/4 pounds
Onions!:  63 pounds
Peppers: 12 1/4 pounds
Potatoes: 3 1/2 pounds
Red Beets: 2 pounds
Spaghetti Squash: 2 3/4 pounds
Sweet Potatoes:  1 1/2 pounds
Tomatoes:  10 pounds

Total:  131.25 pounds of vegetables, 305 pounds total so far this year.

An unidentified, ripening heirloom tomato

Onion drying rack.  1/3 of these were sent to storage this week.

celery!


A one-day harvest.  Love it!
A collection of heirlooms.  The Black Krim in the front was luscious.

18 comments:

Bee Girl said...

Holy cow! What an amazing haul! Congratulations! And I completely agree with you about heirlooms...they are absolutely divine :-)

kitsapFG said...

How big is your garden growing area? That is a great amount of produce you are getting. The onions on the drying rack are particularly nice to look at - something about looking at the harvest bounty that makes one feel content.

nutmeg gardener said...

Very lovely harvest! Beautiful celery! I never got mine in this year, so I'm admiring it with a touch of envy. Nice onions and everything else looks great too.

Chili said...

My growing area is about 3,800 square feet combined. It's a combination of several plots.

Jenny said...

Beautiful harvest and that unidentified looks very much like a classic brandywine!

Adventures in Agriburbia said...

Wow! 63 lbs. of onions. That is amazing. I am envious!

diaryofatomato.com said...

Wonderful collection of heirloom tomatoes! We've just had a couple of days of rain, and fear Late Blight sneaking in...

Crafty Cristy said...

Man, that's a wonderful harvest! I love the tomatoes and the onions.

Susan Zentmyer said...

Wow! Amazing harvest! I'm trying heirlooms for the first time this year,but mine aren't nearly as far along as yours.

Stoney Acres said...

Wow! 131 pounds that's awesome!! You harvested more in a week than I have all year great job!!

Mary Hysong said...

that is an amazing harvest! Your Black Krim bears quite a resemblance to my Black from Tula.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Wowie! That's really amazing. I'm struggling with lousy soil and a newfound nightshade allergy. Sigh...

David said...

Wow what a massive haul - impressive!

thenewgoodlife said...

Oh wow, that seems quite overwhelming. What do you do with all the excess, especially the corn. Do you freeze it all?

Chili said...

Yes... the freezer gets a lot of the harvests. The tomatoes are canned.

Marcia said...

I'm amazed at your poundage of tomatoes. I don't have a scale so have no idea what number of pounds I've harvested. I just go by the count.

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Barbie~ said...

Fantastic. I think you just became my hero. LOL.