It's Harvest Monday again at Daphne's Dandelions! Come show off your harvest!
This week I returned home to a decent harvest with only a bit of disappointment, finding the SVBs in the pumpkin. But overall, I returned home to find my garden pretty much as I had left it, hot and dried out! Not much rain around here, with one of the longest stretches of hot weather in recent history. Some things seem to be doing well, while other things just aren't producing like they have before. Like the tomatoes. I wish I had kept a tally of last years tomato count, but it just doesn't feel like I am getting as many as I did last year. I'm talking large tomatoes, not those Juliet grapes that seem to be everywhere and in every photo! I know many of you are experiencing the same thing. I just hope there is enough time left to get some more before they are all done for the year. I'll tell ya what I am hoping to get for Christmas this year...a small irrigation system for my raised beds. Dh has mentioned one he has noticed at Lowes that might work for my beds. Ha, a garden girl can hope can't she?
I took a bunch of Juliet tomatoes to my moms to put in her dehydrator, that is them behind the baby watermelons. They are STRONG! Gonna have to find some use for them, cause they are too strong for munching in my opinion. I did add some to a pasta one night, it was good, but the tomatoes needed to be cooked a bit longer.
I also picked my only two watermelon. They were small and they really didn't look great to me, but the kids ate them, so as long as they were used, I feel validated in growing them!
The last of the carrots. Ihave some more planted, but I don't know what if anything we will get out of them.
|Variety||This Weeks Total||Season Total|
|Lemon Cucumber||23 ea(season total)|
|American Genuine Cucumber||11 ea (season total)|
|Oregano||1 baggie dried + 1 quart|
|Spicy Bush and Reg Basil||1 pt||7 baggies dried +3qt|
|Sebring Zucchini||5 ea(season total)|
|8 Ball zucchini||17 ea(season total)|
|Black Beauty Zucchini||21 ea(season total)|
|Bush Beans||2qt||28 quarts|
|Lettuce (mixed pckg)||2-4 lbs|
|Bright Lights Chard||8 Bunches|
|Cabbage (mixed pckg)||4 ea(season total)|
|Evergreen Bunching Onion||7||33 plus a few cuttings|
|Yellow Onion||4||74 ea (total for season)|
|Broccoli||4 heads (season total)|
|Juliet Hybrid Grape Tomato||88||549 ea|
|Red Cherry Tomato||36||244 ea|
|Total Tomatoes||33||145 ea|
|Watermelons||2||2 ea (season total)|
|Kaleidescope Pepper||3 ea|
|Orange Sun Bell Pepper||1 ea|
|Cosmic Purple Carrot||4 ea (season total)|
|Sweet treat hybrid/Petite ‘n Sweet carrots||12||74 ea|
|Jalapeno Pepper||5 ea|
|Purple Beauty Bell Pepper||1 ea|
|Habanero Pepper||11||56 ea|
|Lincoln and Alaskan Peas||2 cups 1/4 cup|
|Harvest Princess Pumpkin||1|
|Small Sugar Pumpkin||2||6 ea (season total)|