Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvest Monday 7-23

Not a big week this week. Spent a good portion of the week traveling. The night I came home we had a big storm and I watched as the wind leveled my corn. I spent all morning Saturday staking them up with bamboo sticks. That was a lot of bamboo sticks. The peppers really liked the rain though. They have really filled out!
On to the harvests, join in at Daphne's Dandelions.http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/
DH didn't harvest anything, so I found a giant zucchini, good for Pumpkin Zucchini bread that didn't last a day!
Chocolate cherry tomatoes, Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes. Mini sweet peppers, Strait 8 cucumbers (they don't really look like their description so I am not certain they are what they say they are.)

Picked a couple of carrots that looked sizable. Still a tad bit of bitterness to them, not totally ready. The peppers were quite large but something had been eating on them. So, I picked them and this is the first time my children have actually enjoyed eating a green pepper. Either their tastes are expanding or they just taste that much better from the garden.


Started peas indoors since it is so hot. Hope this works out. They are getting quite tall already and the roots are coming out the bottom on a couple which isn't good. Don't really want to put them outside this week with highs in the upper 90s!

Gonna save a few sunflower seeds for next year, we like this plant because it has a lot of flowers on one plant!  It is also attracting some yellow finches or other yellow birds. The fall raspberries are starting to show themselves. And I got the first Georgia Flaming Hot pepper.  The sweet orange pepper has end rot so I brought it in. No sizable tomatoes yet. I have a feeling it will be a while!

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  1. I sowed seed of a remarkably similar range of plants this week - I should be having these harvests in about 5 months. By the way the link on Daphne's is to an old post rather than this one.

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  2. I think home grown veggies do taste enough better that it makes converts out of those that say they don't really like a specific item. Of course, kids tastes do mature and they just might be getting to the age where they can branch out into sweet peppers. :D

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    1. Oh yes, they already love red, yellow and orange peppers, they just never liked green until now! They definitely are getting better at eating though!

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  3. I have found that the more I involve my kids in the garden, the more willing they are to eat what comes out of it. BUT, I've also found as they get older, they eat a wider variety of foods. I've read that children's tastebuds are VERY sensitive when they are young (like preschoolers). Those tastebuds either decrease or become less sensitive which is why kids like more foods as they get older.

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    1. I have found that out too with my older two. It totally isn't working with the younger one though. He is picky picky!

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  4. Homegrown veggies definitely taste a whole lot better. Nice variety of veggies, I do so want some tomatoes.

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  5. Hi! It is fun seeing what others harvest. What do Choc. Cherrys taste like? Chocolate? Sometimes things do taste better from our gardens and much healthier than from the chemical laden stores! It is so hot and muggy it is a hard year for gardeners. Sorry your corn blew over. Hope it does okay now. Nancy

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    1. Ha ha! My daughter was hoping the same thing. If only a tomato would taste like chocolate...ahhhh! I got it as a transplant at Lowes actually. They had several geared toward kids and this was one.

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  6. Chocolate cherry tomatoes - how interesting! I'm going to keep an eye out for them.

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  7. What a great variety! Those cucumbers look delicious!

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  8. Great harvest this week!! We are trying to save some sun flower seeds this year too. But we planted the giant kind hoping to harvest a few to eat! We'll see how it goes.

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  9. Your carrots are calling to me...I really didn't plant enough this spring and most of those failed...it's definitely time to plant some more if I'm going to get any kind of substantial harvest this fall! Thanks for the reminder ;-)

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