Monday, July 26, 2010

Harvest Monday - July 26, 2010

So this perhaps isn't the photo you were expecting for Harvest Monday at the end of July, but I finally got around to weighing my garlic bundles this week. From left to right there are Thermadrone and then Madrid, both artichoke softneck types. Then there's Purple Glazer, a Glazed Purple Stripe type of hardneck. Next are Red Janice, China Stripe, and early Portuguese, all Turban type hardnecks.  I also grew two silverskin softneck types but I've not trimmed and weighed them yet.

I didn't get around to photographing any of the other harvests this week and there isn't anything new in the harvest basket. The rats gave me a bit of a break this week and I got a few strawberries (I've lot count of the number of rats that I've trapped in the last few weeks, but they keep on coming so the rat patrol continues each night and morning).

Here's the harvests for the past week including the garlic:

Piracicaba broccoli - 6.25 oz
Capers - 7.25 oz.
Chamomile - 1.75 oz.
China Stripe garlic - 2 lb., 11 oz.
Madrid garlic - 4 lb., 2 oz.
Purple Glazer garlic - 2 lb.
Red Janice garlic - 2 lb., 9 oz.
Thermadrone garlic - 2 lb., 7 oz.
Early Portuguese garlic 2 lb., 3 oz.
Butterhead lettuce - 15.25 oz.
Cimarron lettuce - 4 oz.
Padron Peppers - 6.25 oz.
Poppy seeds - 11 oz.
Mara des Bois strawberries - 3 oz.
Seascape strawberries - 3 oz.
Yellow Wonder wild strawberries - 1 oz.
Aunt Ruby's German cherry tomato - 1.5 oz.
Gigantesque tomato - 17 oz.
Katja tomato - 19.5 oz.
Zucchini - 21.5 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 6 oz.

Total for the week - 23 lb., 12.25 oz.
Total for the year - 301 lb., 6 oz.
16 eggs last week

You can enjoy a lot more harvest posts with lots of pretty pictures to ogle at Daphne's Dandelions, the home of Harvest Monday.


  1. Boy, that's some beautiful garlic! Nice varieties too!!

  2. Wow your garlic looks just perfect and beautiful!

  3. I love your garlic braids! Wow! How long does garlic keep for?

  4. Beautiful garlic! Which varieties have you found to have the best flavor?

  5. That's a lot of garlic Michelle!!! I'm very impressed. They look nicely plump. I love the deep purple ones one the right.

  6. What a lovely bunch of garlic you have!

  7. Nice! You're well set in the garlic department for the whole year.

    Congratulations on your strawberry success, glad the rats gave you a break.

  8. Next week I'll be doing garlic and onions for my harvest monday too. The garlic was finally dry enough to put up.

  9. Wow, look at those beautiful garlic, I like the way you braid them, gorgeous.

  10. What kind of scale do you use?

  11. The garlic makes up for the lack of other harvest pictures ;)

    Nice garlic braids.

  12. Those are lovely. My garlic didn't cure well. I'm eating what I can but I don't think it's storeable. Yours is truly something to aspire to.

  13. Wow so much garlic, lots of cooking ahead for you :)


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