FRUITS OF OUR LABOR

Thankfully it’s finally cooler! Hopefully the temperatures will keep on the other side of 100 for awhile.

Here’s a few homegrown goodies that are coming out of the garden this week. Don’t you just love summer and the earth’s wonderful bounty?

What are you all harvesting? Care to Share?

Comments(17)

  1. Beth says:

    So Beautiful! We live in Idaho, so harvesting hasn’t started for us yet!

    You all are an inspiration for us! We are beginning our journey into Urban Homesteading this year!

  2. Andrea says:

    I’m still at work harvesting sugar snap peas, although our raspberries and tomatoes are starting to ripen so it won’t be long.

    Gotta share with you a nauseatingly sweet mommy moment I shared with my 2 year old daughter. Our local hardware store is clearancing out all their herbs, so Mara and I picked up a few extra to round out our garden. As the cashier picks them up to scan them, Mara points at them and tells the cashier “FOOD”. I was so thrilled that even at age 2 she’s beginning to understand where her dinners come from. I think we’re on the right path here!!!

  3. Kory says:

    I found some blackberries ripening in a wooded area nearby does that count?

  4. Ginny says:

    We are harvesting mulberries, garlic, and salad greens, so far. The peas are blooming, so that will be soon. I got a late start on the garden, this year. In fact, I had to replant some things three times and some of them have not come up, yet. But, praise the Lord, we will have SOMEthing from the garden. 😀

    In Christ,

    Ginny
    http://randvfarmstead.blogspot.com

  5. Lauren V says:

    I’ve been living in the city for a year now, and didn’t have a space for a garden last summer (my whole backyard was asphalt!). This year we created a brand new garden, so I have just begun to explore what will and won’t work in different areas. I already have the first taste of the fruits of my labor with some spinach and radishes (I hate radishes, but I knew it would be “instant” gratification!). The dill smells amazing, and I have been using it in salads while I wait for the cucumbers to get large enough to pickle. I have 30 three foot tall tomato plants in about a 6’x8′ space, so I know it won’t be long before I have an overwhelming jungle back there. I was a little overly ambitious!

  6. Jan says:

    We are havesting radishes. They are yummy!! Also a few small cucumbers. The blackberries are plentyful but need some time to ripen.

  7. Will says:

    We are harvesting pole beans and tomatos. I am excited about the okra that will be coming soon!

  8. Devin Quince says:

    We have harvest 2 lbs of radishes, several large bounties of greens for salads, and several pints if strawberries. A few peppers are almost ready for harvest, as are peas, and a few potato plants. Tomatoes are starting to show up on the plants 🙂

  9. Janice K says:

    For us Zucchinis are coming out of our ears! Each day we harvest 2~3 of t hem and we only have 2 plants planted in the same hole! Valenica Oranges are ripening, July is the best time for them at our home. Radishes, and Bok Choi are at their end, Lettuce has mostly bolted. Grapes are starting to blush, spinach just finished, tangerines are at their end. The tomatoes are getting very tall, one is about 4′. We’ve harvested bell peppers too, and more coming. We are getting small daily harvests of blackberries and strawberries as well.

  10. OuterBanksMom says:

    Your grapes and tomatoes look fantastic! I was so proud of myself today. I had a 100% homegrown lunch. I harvested some lettuce, 3 tiny cherry tomatoes, some basil, an onion and a carrot. 🙂

  11. Judy says:

    Oh let’s see, we’ve been harvesting tomatoes, pole beans, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, eggplant, okra, cucumbers, cantaloupe, yellow squash and even corn. Now it’s time to replant several beds.

    Wow — I didn’t know that you also grew grapes! Awesome! I am thinking of planting a couple of vines after watching Patti Mareno’s (www.gardengirltv.com) video about growing verticially. I will have to find out what varieties grow well here in the Southeastern U.S. I know we can grow muscadines (have tons of these growing wild). But I’d love to grow some green grapes!

  12. jengod says:

    Artichokes, yellow squash, broccoli, lemons, cilantro seeds, and all the herbs we can eat. The blackberries should be ready to pick by the Fourth of July.

  13. Karen H. says:

    I’m harvesting green beans, cucumbers, bunching onions, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, crookneck squash. peppers, lots of fruit. I’m hoping that the dill and pickling cucumbers come in at the same time for pickles!

  14. Lauren says:

    Here in the Seattle area we are harvesting beautiful brightly-colored chard, some broccoli, sugar snap peas, kale, walking onions and green onions, three kinds of lettuce, arugula, so many mustard greens I can’t even deal, and parsley, basil, cilantro, mint, chives, thyme, etc. Soon we will dig up some very new potatoes. It’s the first year for our asparagus and artichokes so we don’t get any of those 🙁

    And all the other farmers at our market are harvesting garlic scapes, so I am full of those too! Yum.

    I wish I could grow drupes other than cherries and plums. I’m going to do some research and try for peaches and apricots if they are possible here. Anyone have any experience with them in the Pacific Northwest?

  15. Sinfonian says:

    Hey Lauren, another Seattleite here… I’m impressed by your harvest. Me, I’m harvesting tons of lettuce(s) and spinach, though they’re bolting finally, radishes galore, green onions, and recently peas. I’m too chicken to try mustard greens or chard. Maybe next year. Garlic is definitely a next year thing.

    As for peaches, I don’t grow them (pears, plums, apples, blueberries and blackberries though), but a buddy at work has a peach tree. Last year he had a decent crop. Good looking and tasty too. So it can be done!

  16. jengod says:

    Lauren if it makes you feel better, I’m crazy jealous that you can grow cherries. I’m in SoCal and we can do peaches and apricots, but there’s not really enough chill hours for cherries.

  17. Sharon says:

    For help finding fruit varieties that grow to the north or the south of the usual range for the fruit try the North American Fruit Explorers. They are also knowledgeable about less common fruits.

    http://nafex.org/

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