Monday, July 11, 2011

Harvest Monday July 11th 2011

The harvests keep rolling in!! summer is definitely here with some heat and humidity that my peppers and tomatoes have really loved!
This weeks harvest is all about variety. Included in the harvest is the 3 heads of test garlic I mentioned last week that were dry enough for our liking. I also harvested the final 2 heads of Red Cross Butterhead lettuce. One of them is pictured here:
We also got down the basil (see below) and Gail made our first batch of pesto cubes!
This Week's Harvest:
Lettuce (Red Cross Butterhead) 1.056 lbs (16.9 oz)
Chives .55 oz
Walking Onions 2.65 oz
Huckleberry 1.50 oz
Raspberry 1.50 oz
Green Garlic 2.45 oz
Garlic 3.35 oz
Basil 9.75 oz
Total for the week: 2.416 lbs (38.65 oz)
Total for the season: 6.25 lbs (100 oz)

The dry beans and min-zucchini have had some critter issues so we will see if we get a harvest from them. The bush beans were so ravaged that I pulled them before they could anything. It's a constant battle against bugs, critters, and the weather. What's a gardener to do?!

If you want to see what other's are harvesting or share in your own bounty stop by Daphne's Dandelions the home of Harvest Monday!


Allison at Novice Life said...

Yum - Pesto! It is one of my favorite things to make :)

kitsapFG said...

I have managed to kill most of my basil and am down to one plant of it now. Bugs and cool weather just did them in. My pole beans are a bust this year because of bugs eating them too. Luckily my bush beans are doing fine so we should be good for beans this year.

Pesto sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Bwahaha...I looked at your lettuce weight and almost fell off my chair because I thought it read over 1000 pounds!!! You'd be eating lettuce all year at that rate! :)

Sherry said...

Pesto cube~ sounds like a good idea!

We have a lot of bugs problems and diseases come early this season. Oh well, I guess those are part of gardening (along with weeding...)

Robin said...

It's been a tough gardening year for all of us. If it's not one thing it's another. That's one beautiful head of lettuce and a great basil harvest!

Daphne said...

Last year I had a ton of basil, so this year I stuck it in a worse spot to grow. I've had a little, but not enough to freeze yet. I hope it starts taking off.

meemsnyc said...

Wow, look at all that pesto! Awesome.