Monday, August 1, 2011

Harvest Monday - August 1, 2011

Hmmm, is it really already August 1? You wouldn't know it from the vegetables that have been coming out of my garden for the last three weeks. Nary a tomato yet (not even close), nor green beans, no eggplant, there haven't been enough zucchini to even think about being tired of an over abundance and if I wasn't growing peppers that are supposed to be picked as green babies there wouldn't be a hope of a harvest for weeks to come. I shouldn't complain, it's not a though there's nothing coming out of the garden, but the calendar says Summer, when is it going to start... Snow peas on July 29 for summer's sake!

Harvest on July 29

Here's the harvest totals for the last three weeks:

Piracicaba broccoli - 1 lb., 6 oz.
Calabrese broccoli - 1/2 oz. (yup, that's all)
Capers - 9.2 oz. (crappy harvest this year)
Chamomile - 5.1 oz.
Garden Babies butterhead lettuce - 9.5 oz. (what the rats left for me)
Sweetie Baby romaine lettuce - 5.7 oz. (they are sweet and they are babies)
Oregon Giant snow peas - 1 lb., 15.6 oz.
Super Sugar Snap peas - 8.4 oz.
Pimento de Padron peppers - 14.7 oz.
Fushimi peppers - 2.3 oz.
Rossa di Treviso 4 precoce radicchio - l lb., 1.8 oz.
Zucchini - 2 lb., .9 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 3.9 oz.

The total harvests for the last three weeks were - 10 lb., 3.5 oz.
The total harvests for the year have been - 242 lb., 7.15 oz.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there if you want to see some tomatoes, you won't find them here yet.

I know I shouldn't complain, but I will, not even a cherry tomato yet...


  1. Yes it is hard to believe August is here. Your harvest list sounds spring like. Hope those first tomatoes come soon.

  2. You may not have harvested any tomatoes yet, but you have evidently harvested some premier and some very unusual veg. I don't expect many people grow capers!

  3. Two Carbons and one Ernie's Round tomatoes so far. And we are much hotter than your place. Great capers production though. Last winter we cut the plant to the ground and it's back in full glory. We've discovered we like the berries better than the buds so this allows us to enjoy the flowers. Used your salt brine recipe and are storing them in vermouth. Tasty appetizer or snack.

  4. I hope you get your summer soon before it is all over.

  5. Those peas look lovely, even if they aren't tomatoes....

  6. Ha ha! You do have a pretty green plate there! But you have squash, I have tomatoes, but no squash!

  7. It's a strange summer here too, although tomatoes and aubergines were earlier than usual. It looks as though you have some lovely vegetables while you wait for the summer crops and it's a very beautiful arrangement.

  8. Wow Michelle, I find your growing climate really interesting. It's amazing how some of your crops are so much earlier than ours and then others are later. Maybe it's because you don't experience the hot and cold extremes that we do.

  9. Yup, it's August, I'll be happy to exchange some of my eggplants, beans, and squashes for your capers :)

  10. If nothing else your harvest made me very happy as I now know a lot more about growing capers than I did before I looked at your blog! Hope you get some tomatoes soon!


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