Harvest Monday 7/1/12

I’ve neglected to post about the garden very much lately. I write blog posts in my head as I walk around the yard, but my big project this summer is painting the outside of our house. Maybe I’ll share photos another day. This means the garden is slightly weedy and greens are in need of re-seeding but we’re still enjoying harvests. I haven’t taken an overview photo since the beginning of June.

In the past two weeks we’ve been eating a lot of snow peas. I need to blanch and freeze some of what is in the refrigerator.

The kale is also doing well. We’ve already harvested more kale this year (4 lbs) than last year all together (3.4 lbs). I’m not sure how that’s happened, but it’s great. Maybe we’re just eating it more year round. Every time I pick some, I check a few days later and there’s more to pick. I also need to freeze some of this.

This week I harvested the first broccoli. It’s a sprouting type (Piracicaba) so the first head isn’t large at all. It only was 2 oz all together. But soon I’ll need to start harvesting the shoots almost daily like the peas to keep on top of the tender side shoots.

When you see it in the basket, you can see it’s real size.

The garlic scapes were starting to straighten at the base and get a bit tougher so I harvested them all. I’ll make pesto with some, chop and freeze others, and others will keep in the refrigerator for quite a while. This was over 3 lbs of scapes.

Year to Date Harvests: 30.16 lbs

Check out other gardeners’ harvests at Daphne’s Dandelions.

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7 Responses to Harvest Monday 7/1/12

  1. Daphne says:

    Wow 3 lbs of scapes is a lot of scapes. I picked mine a while ago and am still eating them in things. I like to eat them over several weeks to enjoy them to their fullest. They do last a while in the fridge, just like other alliums.

  2. Dave says:

    Ooh, I’d rather garden than paint for sure!

  3. Rick says:

    Very nice harvest. Your snow peas look beautiful! Ours really struggled this year we only harvested about a pound and an half so I’m jealous of your harvest.

  4. kitsapfg says:

    Nice pile of garlic scapes! Kale is a real garden work horse… producing so much food with a minimum of care demands.

  5. Andrea says:

    Kale is a real beauty in the garden I’m still picking from a bush in its second year .
    Lovely crop of snow peas. Good luck with the painting……………………..

  6. Marcia says:

    What a nice looking harvest. We have been enjoying beans. Last night we had beans with carrots also from the garden.

  7. maryhysong says:

    Lovely harvest, I’ll have to try some garlic this fall and see if I get scapes, everyone seems to be talking about them. My broccoli looked much like yours, but delicious anyway.

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