HARVEST TIME!

The fruits and veggies are rolling in here on the urban homestead.

What homegrown goodies are you up to your eyeballs in?

Anna apples

Assortment of tomatoes and peaches

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Comments(62)

  1. Andrea says:

    Sugar Snap Peas…..I have canned, frozen and eaten sugar snap peas til I’m sick of them. And they just keep coming.

  2. Andrea says:

    Sugar Snap Peas…..I have canned, frozen and eaten sugar snap peas til I’m sick of them. And they just keep coming.

  3. Kory says:

    more peas, cabbage, soon broccoli and carrots.

    I just spotted the first flower on a cucumber vine and the summer squash is starting to make buds, so…we’ll be swimming in those soon.

  4. Kory says:

    more peas, cabbage, soon broccoli and carrots.

    I just spotted the first flower on a cucumber vine and the summer squash is starting to make buds, so…we’ll be swimming in those soon.

  5. Lisa says:

    Lettuce is about the only thing that I have too much of. I love it! I haven’t bought lettuce in months!!

  6. Lisa says:

    Lettuce is about the only thing that I have too much of. I love it! I haven’t bought lettuce in months!!

  7. Rebecca says:

    The lettuce is really growing, and we are eating fresh salad every day – yummy! Hope to keep that going year round if we can get it done! We are also getting a good deal of broccoli, and though a couple of our kids think it’s too much, I am NOT compaining!

  8. Rebecca says:

    The lettuce is really growing, and we are eating fresh salad every day – yummy! Hope to keep that going year round if we can get it done! We are also getting a good deal of broccoli, and though a couple of our kids think it’s too much, I am NOT compaining!

  9. K says:

    Nuthin’. Nuthin’ at all. It’s too hot and humid for a crop of anything. I had tomatoes but the worms are eating them, I should just pull them out now and be done. High summer is not our season of bounty, it’s the season of ac. I might have a nice crop of calabaza and pigeon peas in October.

  10. K says:

    Nuthin’. Nuthin’ at all. It’s too hot and humid for a crop of anything. I had tomatoes but the worms are eating them, I should just pull them out now and be done. High summer is not our season of bounty, it’s the season of ac. I might have a nice crop of calabaza and pigeon peas in October.

  11. Ellen says:

    How I wish I had your long growing season. Right now all I have lots of is lettuce.

  12. Ellen says:

    How I wish I had your long growing season. Right now all I have lots of is lettuce.

  13. craig junkins says:

    Well, due to a wet spring, most of the garden is a little behind this year. However, I have been harvesting a lot of wild edibles. The Mulberries are pretty much done, but not until I had harvested about 6 lbs of them! And the Black Raspberries are still going, so far..9 lbs!! Not bad!
    Blackberries are next, and they’re usually the BIG crop!
    Talk to you soon!

  14. craig junkins says:

    Well, due to a wet spring, most of the garden is a little behind this year. However, I have been harvesting a lot of wild edibles. The Mulberries are pretty much done, but not until I had harvested about 6 lbs of them! And the Black Raspberries are still going, so far..9 lbs!! Not bad!
    Blackberries are next, and they’re usually the BIG crop!
    Talk to you soon!

  15. amy says:

    Yummy! We still have pounds of strawberries coming at us! We only have two raised beds of them but they jumped over the edges and so far we’ve harvested 18 pounds! Can’t wait till our tomatoes and green beans are ready.

  16. amy says:

    Yummy! We still have pounds of strawberries coming at us! We only have two raised beds of them but they jumped over the edges and so far we’ve harvested 18 pounds! Can’t wait till our tomatoes and green beans are ready.

  17. Sue says:

    Green beans, but hey, we’re not complaining. We all love them. The kids did convince me NOT to plant zucchini this year. It was overwhelming last year. I do have to brag– I finally grew enough strawberries to freeze some. In past years the patch in our front yard wasn’t big enough to bring any in the house (I have seven kids they pop ’em straight in their mouths). I finally enlarged the patch to a size the kids can’t eat ALL of them. It takes up a quarter of the front yard and a couple of the kids are off at college….

  18. Sue says:

    Green beans, but hey, we’re not complaining. We all love them. The kids did convince me NOT to plant zucchini this year. It was overwhelming last year. I do have to brag– I finally grew enough strawberries to freeze some. In past years the patch in our front yard wasn’t big enough to bring any in the house (I have seven kids they pop ’em straight in their mouths). I finally enlarged the patch to a size the kids can’t eat ALL of them. It takes up a quarter of the front yard and a couple of the kids are off at college….

  19. Devin Quince says:

    Last night we had kale, peas, and some edible flowers from the garden. So far this year we are at 10lbs total harvest. Potatoes are not far off and that should add some weight to the total.
    Namaste

  20. Devin Quince says:

    Last night we had kale, peas, and some edible flowers from the garden. So far this year we are at 10lbs total harvest. Potatoes are not far off and that should add some weight to the total.
    Namaste

  21. Stacy says:

    Plums. They’re finally at that soft, uber-sweet stage right off the tree. Today I make at least another 2 batches of jam to try and keep pace with them.

    Oh, and the in-laws keep handing us zucchinis the size of my upper arm.

  22. Stacy says:

    Plums. They’re finally at that soft, uber-sweet stage right off the tree. Today I make at least another 2 batches of jam to try and keep pace with them.

    Oh, and the in-laws keep handing us zucchinis the size of my upper arm.

  23. lavonne says:

    Wait — you can grow apples in Pasadena? I thought they needed cold winter weather. What variety do you grow?

  24. lavonne says:

    Wait — you can grow apples in Pasadena? I thought they needed cold winter weather. What variety do you grow?

  25. KK says:

    For the last 3 weeks I’ve been picking yellow squash everyday. I am up to my ears in it, but we find a lot of ways to eat it, and I just finished making a solar dehydrator, and a solar oven, so I will put those to use in drying the squash for winter use. Plus, it’s always great to bring some over to friends and neighbors. Now my kids are excited about setting up a little veggie and lemonaid stand in front to help pay for our water bill that just doubled in price!! I will be overwhelmed in tomatoes and various squashes and peppers when they arrive in a month or so. The great thing about too many fruits/veggies, is it forces creativity/practical husbandry/preservation skills on you!! Happy abundance!

  26. KK says:

    For the last 3 weeks I’ve been picking yellow squash everyday. I am up to my ears in it, but we find a lot of ways to eat it, and I just finished making a solar dehydrator, and a solar oven, so I will put those to use in drying the squash for winter use. Plus, it’s always great to bring some over to friends and neighbors. Now my kids are excited about setting up a little veggie and lemonaid stand in front to help pay for our water bill that just doubled in price!! I will be overwhelmed in tomatoes and various squashes and peppers when they arrive in a month or so. The great thing about too many fruits/veggies, is it forces creativity/practical husbandry/preservation skills on you!! Happy abundance!

  27. Alida says:

    THis is amazing and inspiring. I did notice we have baby potatos and 2 plants still growing. However you inspired me and went out purchased a cucumber plant for $1.00 at Walmart and will plant. New gardener so the label said it takes 6o days to mature. I’m learning as I go.Hopefully by the end of the Summer my 5 yr old can enjoy homegrown cucumbers.You have inspired me to do something on our 6.5 acre property. We do have 2 peach trees filled with peaches . Looking forward to that ! Thanks for your inspiration . ( North Carolina)

  28. Alida says:

    THis is amazing and inspiring. I did notice we have baby potatos and 2 plants still growing. However you inspired me and went out purchased a cucumber plant for $1.00 at Walmart and will plant. New gardener so the label said it takes 6o days to mature. I’m learning as I go.Hopefully by the end of the Summer my 5 yr old can enjoy homegrown cucumbers.You have inspired me to do something on our 6.5 acre property. We do have 2 peach trees filled with peaches . Looking forward to that ! Thanks for your inspiration . ( North Carolina)

  29. jengod says:

    I am about a week away from having blackberries coming out of my ears. (I’m so excited–this is the second year, so the first year they’ve fruited.)

    You also just made me realize I could probably eat those gorgeous Anna apples on my tree, instead of just looking at them. Also have lots of broccoli, squash, artichokes and a yellow crookneck vine that is taking over the garden.

    Lavonne, yes, it is possible to grow apples in the greater Los Angeles area. There are a handful of varieties that need only minimal “chill” hours. You can see a list here: http://www.sheridangardens.com/theorchard_fruittreelist.htm

    I am espaliering one Anna, one Golden Dorsett and one Pettingill. After I see how they all do, I might add another couple trees or maybe some pears. Which reminds me, I have to go look up Monterrey pears…

  30. jengod says:

    I am about a week away from having blackberries coming out of my ears. (I’m so excited–this is the second year, so the first year they’ve fruited.)

    You also just made me realize I could probably eat those gorgeous Anna apples on my tree, instead of just looking at them. Also have lots of broccoli, squash, artichokes and a yellow crookneck vine that is taking over the garden.

    Lavonne, yes, it is possible to grow apples in the greater Los Angeles area. There are a handful of varieties that need only minimal “chill” hours. You can see a list here: http://www.sheridangardens.com/theorchard_fruittreelist.htm

    I am espaliering one Anna, one Golden Dorsett and one Pettingill. After I see how they all do, I might add another couple trees or maybe some pears. Which reminds me, I have to go look up Monterrey pears…

  31. Yvonne S from Sweden says:

    We have been eating lettuce for one month now and it’s really nice. Here in Sweden we are not used to have lettuce year round( in the garden, I mean!)
    A couple of strawberrys I have tasted, but the birds are always quicker than me.

  32. Yvonne S from Sweden says:

    We have been eating lettuce for one month now and it’s really nice. Here in Sweden we are not used to have lettuce year round( in the garden, I mean!)
    A couple of strawberrys I have tasted, but the birds are always quicker than me.

  33. jenny says:

    lettuce and raspberries. no complaints 🙂

  34. jenny says:

    lettuce and raspberries. no complaints 🙂

  35. Debbie says:

    Snow peas, lettuce, herbs, strawberries (only a couple of handfulls since this is only the second year)

    Just added 4 raspberry plants so we hope to be swimming in raspberries in a couple of years.

    You’ll be happy to note that I’ve just reclaimed more grass over the last two weekends. Enlarged one garden and made two more small raised beds. More projects to follow.

  36. Debbie says:

    Snow peas, lettuce, herbs, strawberries (only a couple of handfulls since this is only the second year)

    Just added 4 raspberry plants so we hope to be swimming in raspberries in a couple of years.

    You’ll be happy to note that I’ve just reclaimed more grass over the last two weekends. Enlarged one garden and made two more small raised beds. More projects to follow.

  37. jengod says:

    I put my first edibles in the front yard this weekend–and I added a raised bed that is definitely lawn-replacement. I planted sunflowers, swiss chard, radishes, marigolds and nasturium. Wish me luck. (Also planted a bunch of pumpkin seeds after tearing out some weedy-looking shrubs. I’m hoping to grow our own jack o’ lanterns this year…)

  38. jengod says:

    I put my first edibles in the front yard this weekend–and I added a raised bed that is definitely lawn-replacement. I planted sunflowers, swiss chard, radishes, marigolds and nasturium. Wish me luck. (Also planted a bunch of pumpkin seeds after tearing out some weedy-looking shrubs. I’m hoping to grow our own jack o’ lanterns this year…)

  39. Di says:

    Mostly still in the planning stages in my garden. Didn’t start the garden till May so I am a late starter. I have tomatoes growing though, and getting bigger each day (really they do, it’s amazing!). Bought eggplant and melon plants today, hope to get those in the ground later today 🙂
    Still harvesting oranges!

  40. Di says:

    Mostly still in the planning stages in my garden. Didn’t start the garden till May so I am a late starter. I have tomatoes growing though, and getting bigger each day (really they do, it’s amazing!). Bought eggplant and melon plants today, hope to get those in the ground later today 🙂
    Still harvesting oranges!

  41. Janice K says:

    Beautiful tomatoes and peaches! Wanna trade for some Oranges? hehe

  42. Janice K says:

    Beautiful tomatoes and peaches! Wanna trade for some Oranges? hehe

  43. Ginny says:

    Lettuce! Praise the Lord! I am really enjoying the salads right now. I have just had my first cabbage and the peas are blooming. We have little green tomatoes and the potatoes are blooming, also. We have had some green onions, so far, too. I just planted some radishes and they are coming up, so it won’t be long for those.

  44. Ginny says:

    Lettuce! Praise the Lord! I am really enjoying the salads right now. I have just had my first cabbage and the peas are blooming. We have little green tomatoes and the potatoes are blooming, also. We have had some green onions, so far, too. I just planted some radishes and they are coming up, so it won’t be long for those.

  45. Susan says:

    Zucchini, mesclun mix, one lone cucumber, radishes, and beets (I cheated and picked two to see how they’d taste…yummy!).

    The beets are for my kids, we all are jonesing for pickled beets and thankfully my husband thinks they taste like dirt so all the more for us 😉

    Tomatoes are still green but increasing in both number and size by the day.

    On a side note, I learned how to make mozzarella and ricotta and have made several batches of them now. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to store bought cheese!

  46. Susan says:

    Zucchini, mesclun mix, one lone cucumber, radishes, and beets (I cheated and picked two to see how they’d taste…yummy!).

    The beets are for my kids, we all are jonesing for pickled beets and thankfully my husband thinks they taste like dirt so all the more for us 😉

    Tomatoes are still green but increasing in both number and size by the day.

    On a side note, I learned how to make mozzarella and ricotta and have made several batches of them now. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to store bought cheese!

  47. Marci says:

    The asparagus spurt is over. I have garlic to harvest. The black raspberries are just starting. They are really good this year. We have small green onions ready and our lettuce is almost there. 😀

    http://amazinggrazefarm.blogspot.com

  48. Marci says:

    The asparagus spurt is over. I have garlic to harvest. The black raspberries are just starting. They are really good this year. We have small green onions ready and our lettuce is almost there. 😀

    http://amazinggrazefarm.blogspot.com

  49. Tracy from Kansas says:

    Green beans are the most plentiful at the moment. I’ve been looking up new ways to fix them each day. Onions, squash — lots of wonderful vegies to steam in butter or stir fry. It has been a great year for the garden, as needed rains have come periodically.

  50. Tracy from Kansas says:

    Green beans are the most plentiful at the moment. I’ve been looking up new ways to fix them each day. Onions, squash — lots of wonderful vegies to steam in butter or stir fry. It has been a great year for the garden, as needed rains have come periodically.

  51. Laurie says:

    In Wisconsin: rhubarb is almost done, I’ve harvested nearly 20 pounds. Spinach and peas are also mostly done. Now the broccoli, summer squash, and cukes are just beginning. Yesterday we checked out our favorite mulberry patch and it looks amazing. We’ll be back! And finally, I have home grown strawberries – my first harvest! In spite of a terrible slow start, and then flooding, the garden is starting to ramp up now.

  52. Laurie says:

    In Wisconsin: rhubarb is almost done, I’ve harvested nearly 20 pounds. Spinach and peas are also mostly done. Now the broccoli, summer squash, and cukes are just beginning. Yesterday we checked out our favorite mulberry patch and it looks amazing. We’ll be back! And finally, I have home grown strawberries – my first harvest! In spite of a terrible slow start, and then flooding, the garden is starting to ramp up now.

  53. Jan says:

    cucumbers!! LOL We are harvesting about 4 pounds a day. The canning process has begun!! But pickles are good anytime of year so not really complaining but we have enough for us and the whole neighborhood!! LOL

  54. Jan says:

    cucumbers!! LOL We are harvesting about 4 pounds a day. The canning process has begun!! But pickles are good anytime of year so not really complaining but we have enough for us and the whole neighborhood!! LOL

  55. Bethanne says:

    Here in Altadena (just a few miles up the hill from PTF)I planted my front yard and driveway with my first victory garden this spring. I am harvesting round zucchini, yellow straight neck and wax beans. I have tomatoes, lemon cucumbers and peppers that should be ready soon.My pumpkin plant is looking good. I am hoping to make a truly homemade pie!

  56. Bethanne says:

    Here in Altadena (just a few miles up the hill from PTF)I planted my front yard and driveway with my first victory garden this spring. I am harvesting round zucchini, yellow straight neck and wax beans. I have tomatoes, lemon cucumbers and peppers that should be ready soon.My pumpkin plant is looking good. I am hoping to make a truly homemade pie!

  57. Christine says:

    For Susan, can you write how you made the mozzarella, and ricotta cheese? Did you use starter?

    Also Laurie, I too live in Wisc. now. Would you like to write? I’ve got my first garden in, and it will produce some stuff, but it all went in late, as we just bought the land. I can see it ten years down the line though, Lord willing.

    Anais, your garden is so beautiful and prolific! You are so blessed, but it is from hard work on all your families part. It makes me so glad to see others reep the benifits of their labor! And the pictures again are so beautiful! Keep up the good work, and I love to read about everything that your family is doing. It helps me in trying to succeed at what I want for my family and also for what I may leave behind! Thanks again! C

  58. Christine says:

    For Susan, can you write how you made the mozzarella, and ricotta cheese? Did you use starter?

    Also Laurie, I too live in Wisc. now. Would you like to write? I’ve got my first garden in, and it will produce some stuff, but it all went in late, as we just bought the land. I can see it ten years down the line though, Lord willing.

    Anais, your garden is so beautiful and prolific! You are so blessed, but it is from hard work on all your families part. It makes me so glad to see others reep the benifits of their labor! And the pictures again are so beautiful! Keep up the good work, and I love to read about everything that your family is doing. It helps me in trying to succeed at what I want for my family and also for what I may leave behind! Thanks again! C

  59. Becky L. says:

    Right now we have kale and potatoes! We’re waiting for those green tomatoes to ripen!

  60. Becky L. says:

    Right now we have kale and potatoes! We’re waiting for those green tomatoes to ripen!

  61. David says:

    Zukes, early sweet ylw corn, fennel, red & yellow onions, sequoia strawberries still, Spanish poinsetta cukes, butternut squash, red jewel & chinese green cabbage, oregano, Italian giant basil, shallots, pineapple sage, purselane, thyme, etc springing forth in harvest.

    Coming Black beauty eggplant, tomatoes( Cherokee purple, Cherokee chocolate, brandywine pink/latvian ylw cross, german strawberry, Amish paste, etc..)Delicata squash, kentucky wonder, red bean, lima bean, thompson seedless grapes, bell sweet peppers, mystery volenteer squash, etc.. Crowded 600 square ft, bon appetite all :).

    Community gardener David, San Gabriel Valley, USDA Zn 10

  62. David says:

    Zukes, early sweet ylw corn, fennel, red & yellow onions, sequoia strawberries still, Spanish poinsetta cukes, butternut squash, red jewel & chinese green cabbage, oregano, Italian giant basil, shallots, pineapple sage, purselane, thyme, etc springing forth in harvest.

    Coming Black beauty eggplant, tomatoes( Cherokee purple, Cherokee chocolate, brandywine pink/latvian ylw cross, german strawberry, Amish paste, etc..)Delicata squash, kentucky wonder, red bean, lima bean, thompson seedless grapes, bell sweet peppers, mystery volenteer squash, etc.. Crowded 600 square ft, bon appetite all :).

    Community gardener David, San Gabriel Valley, USDA Zn 10