Monday, 20 July 2015
Harvest Monday: July 20, 2015
I'm a bit behind on gardening chores with a recent trip away (went to Grey Fox Bluegrass Music Festival in Oak Hill, NY !!). I had a friend looking after watering but it's unfair to ask favours of weeding so I have some work to do. I'm also behind on the blog. I missed last week's Harvest Monday so this is a two week summary of what I've been pulling out of the garden.
This is all of the garlic harvest ... there might be a few stragglers that I've missed, but I pulled them last week as I wanted to use the space for the fall planting of brassicas. These are all Red Russian - 3.7 pounds worth. With previous harvests of Red Russian garlic and the smaller harvest of Music garlic, I ended up with a total garlic harvest of 6.4 pounds (includes scapes and heads). Considering this is the first season that I had to deal with an infestation of leek moth, I'm pretty happy with the final tally.
I have actually harvested several batches of potatoes but keeping forgetting to take photos - here are some Russian Blue potatoes with another batch of basil that I've picked.
My first of several kohlrabi I've picked in the past couple of weeks.
The first of many hot peppers (jalapeno and hungarian hot wax) ... plus my first pick of chard and some arugula.
Beans have started coming in ... and fast. I've harvested several batches for almost 2 pounds in the past week. These are Royal Burgundy and Delinel.
And I've harvested over a pound of escarole, most of which went to friends.
This basket has more of both for my friend to take home when we arrived back from our trip.
And finally, some lettuce and a bit of broccoli from last week. I'm wondering about how side shoots work?? I have harvested the main heads of broccoli over the past few weeks but there are no signs of side shoots. Does it take some time for the side shoots to start forming? Any help on this subject is appreciated!
Why not pop over to Daphne's Dandelions and see what other folks around the world are harvesting on this Harvest Monday?