Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tell me what you are harvesting


Sweet peas




Rainbow Chard



I'm back
I had a great vacation!

I came home to a big green garden. Amazing how much growth takes place with a little heat. It's what I hope for a couple months of every summer.
I read the square foot gardening chat and some places are harvesting such wonderful veggies and I feel jealous.
So
Let's see what wonderful things we can grow in the Northwest.
Tell me what you have been harvesting and how it has been to eat it!

Sweet peas among the other peas

The peas have been doing good and I've harvest a good amount and so have my garden helpers while I was on vacation. I planted sweet peas among my eating peas and the fragrance is heavenly.

I've been eating my lettuce for months and I keep planting more and eating more so that goes on with success. My herbs are now happy and sturdy enough for harvest. Today I hope to put my hand into one of the trash cans of potatoes and get some baby ones...let you know what happens with that

Potato can in bloom


kale

Kale

I've had a bumper crop of kale and it is lovely soft kale for salad. I like to put it into everything, stir fry, soup, salad, smoothies. All good. I've been collecting beet leaves for greens and some chard which is still a bit small. We ate the over wintered broccoli and still are. Yes they are small but that seems to be the way of things this year. What are we missing? Heat units which are increasing.


beans in bloom bush variety




Onions looking great I'm not letting them go to seed, just snap off the bloom


Nasturtiums perfect size leaves for salad



Some kind of squash in bloom




Garlic is all harvested and tasting really good
I clean them when I use them by removing the dirty dry layer of covering



Here are the eating peas


I've harvested all the cherries and am still working on the raspberries which will go on and on!


Now tell me what you are eating and how your garden is going!
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Blogger Kevin said...

We've harvested tons of lettuce for salad, radishes, carrots, broccoli, cilantro, and peas.

Everything else is growing nicely, except our cucumbers are growing very slowly - they had it rough early on with the cool weather and slugs. We lost a few onions to slugs too.


1 comment:

Kevin said...

We've harvested tons of lettuce for salad, radishes, carrots, broccoli, cilantro, and peas.

Everything else is growing nicely, except our cucumbers are growing very slowly - they had it rough early on with the cool weather and slugs. We lost a few onions to slugs too.