Monday, July 12, 2010

Harvest Monday - July 12th 2010

We pulled the last of the Romaine this week and some golf ball sized Beets:

There were some more beets pulled but they didn't make it on camera. I also ended up pulling and throwing out the last 2 massive heads of romaine because they had bolted and were very bitter.
Totals for the week:
Beets 5.55 oz/157.34 g
Romaine 8.9 oz/252.31 g
Weekly Total: 14.45 oz/409.65 g
Season Total: 2.88 lbs/1.305 kg
Tomato Watch: As of 7/9/10: 87 Tomatoes have set fruit.

Harvest Total and Tomato Watch widgets in the right-hand column have been updated.
One of my Sunflowers opened up on Friday as well:
If you want to see what others are harvesting or share in your own bounty, stop by Daphne's Dandelions the home of Harvest Monday.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful sunflower! None of mine opened so far.

Allison at Novice Life said...

What a beautiful sunflower! I am still waiting on mine.

Fred said...

Vrtlarica & Allison - Thank you! The sunflower is 'autumn beauty.' I actually had a problem with birds or some other creatures eating the heads before they bloomed on 3 of my sunflowers but this one emerged! A few of the surviving sunflowers also had snapped, I suspect birds as the culprit as well

meemsnyc said...

Some of our lettuce bolted also. It's too hot where we are!

Daphne said...

Pretty sunflower. And I can't believe you count your all your tomatoes that are developing. I think I'd go crazy and lose track after 20.

michelle said...

Beautiful sunflower! Shame about the romaine, it can bolt so quickly this time of year.

Dirt Lover said...

Nice that you have had lettuce for this long. Mine bolted a month ago. Beautiful sunflower! Saw a cooking program yesterday where they used the petals to dress up a plate of food. I'd rather look at it, but to each his own! LOVE your Tomato Watch! Much more patience than I have.

Thomas said...

I sampled some bolted lettuce a couple of weeks ago and almost gagged. It's definitely a bitterness that lingers in your mouth.

I agree with the others - beautiful sunflower!

thyme2garden said...

Now that makes me want to grow a sunflower myself! Sorry to hear of your bolted lettuce. I'm waiting for this heat to pass and fall to get here so I can grow some more lettuce again.