Monday, September 20, 2010

Harvest Monday September 20th

A pleasing harvest this week considering the garden looks closer to when i started digging beds then the peak of summer. A delicious leek, the return of spring favorite mesclun greens, more bell peppers, even more wax peppers, and the debut of bush beans, with the promise of even more bush beans to come! The current mesclun/greens mix is my mixture of ruby streaks mustard greens, arugula, and 'elegant greens mix' from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Harvest for this week:
Mesclun 5.20 oz
Wax Pepper 7.40 oz
Bell Pepper 16.05 oz
Leeks 3.90 oz
Bush Beans 3.30 oz
Dry Beans .35 oz
Weekly Total: 2.262 lbs/1.026 kg
Season Total: 51.20 lbs/22.224 kg

A milestone I am extremely proud of! In our first year of gardening, with no experience and some rudimentary knowledge we've grown over 50 lbs of produce in just under 5 months.
Gail and I were both skeptical when we started, but with hard work and a few missteps we can definitely call ourselves successful gardeners now!

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.


kitsapFG said...

Congratulations to your great start in your gardening career. It is a lifetime love affair that I am always thrilled to see others find too.

debiclegg said...

Congratulations on the 50 lbs mark. I know my excitement when I hit that mark last week. It feels good and tastes good, too!!

Ottawa Gardener said...

Congratulations on the 50lb milestone! I like this haresting time of year, so much variety.

Daphne said...

Congrats on your 50lbs. It is so much fun to grow things. I'm always awed by the miracle of a seed growing into food. It never gets old to me.

martha said...

I'd say you've done very well. I especially liked the leek. I've heard they are difficult to grow.

I'm a new gardener this year too. Plus, I'm doing it in containers, which is a bit different than regular gardening from what I can see.

But I've grown enough to be eager to get at it again next year.