Monday, May 27, 2019

Harvest Monday - May 27, 2019

The last couple of weeks have been weird, it's been raining, and raining, and raining. Not a deluge, but it has been persistent. The garden has been loving it, everything has been growing like crazy. It has not rained so much that it would make it difficult to work in the garden but I've not been able to keep up because I've been laid low by a very nasty respiratory bug. At least the weather has not been gloriously sunny and warm while I've been laying in bed or reclining in my comfy chair in front of a crackling fire. I did manage to get in a few harvests before I was laid low and then after I was over the worst of it. Here's a sample of the most significant harvests.

I celebrated this first harvest of favas. Last year at this time I was ripping out all the fava plants because I couldn't keep the rodents from eviscerating all of the pods. This year the plants are still standing and I'm looking forward to a few more harvests.

Extra Precoce Violetto Favas

The one Pixie cabbage that I managed to get into the garden produced a very fine head.

Pixie Cabbage

I've started harvesting the Yellow Potato onions as spring onions. But it looks like my search for an onion that will do well in my garden will be continuing.

Yellow Potato Onions
Most of the onions are doing this.


Here's one of the harvests of snow peas from the last couple of weeks. We've been enjoying various stir fry dishes featuring them, the latest was with a couple of heads of choy, Yellow Potato onions, tofu, and shrimp with a simple sauce of fish sauce and sherry.

Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Peas

The garden also gave me more Yellow Heart Winter Choy, lettuces, and chard. The weather is supposed to become more warm and sunny as this week goes on so I hope I'll have the energy to get out to the garden and get some work done. If you would like to see what some other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately then head on over to Dave's blog Our Happy Acres, the home of Harvest Monday.




13 comments:

  1. That darn bug does not go away easily. It's family fiend down here. Very contagious and recurring. Doctors don't know what it is. We treat it with Mucinex.

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    1. It is getting around. It seems like everyone in my husband's office got it and then he brought it home to me. Oh thank you dear. NOT!

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  2. That's a shame about the potato onions. So far mine have not bolted, though my shallots are starting to. I hope you are over your bug soon!

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    1. Oh I had high hopes for those potato onions, but I'm enjoying them anyway.

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  3. Hasn't the rain been wonderful? My lettuce season will extend to early June which is unheard of around here. I just pulled my celery out today, though planting my summer crops has been delayed. Still, I'll take spring rain any year.

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    1. The rain has been wonderful but I am happy to see the sun today.

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  4. Good to see you got some favas this year. I am having a big rat issue this year. They hollowed out all my kovlrabi's, ate all the growing poonts out of my beautyfull broccoli plants and now i discover i have leek leaf moner in all of my shallots. Oh and the rats just started on the red cabbage. I am hoping they stay away from favas and my peas... my dad is setting traps and has been out shooting every evening but they seem to live on mass beneath the firewood in our hangars next to my garden, in the compost and in the donkeys hay... Its just one of those times you wonder its worth the hassle... all though i love spending all my free time in thz gardens. If it werent for the cats i would be bying rat poison by the cubic foot.

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    1. Oh no! I know exactly what you are going through and I'm so so sorry, it's so maddening and frustrating to find all that destruction. The only thing that worked for me last year was to completely enclose what veggies I could inside hardware cloth cages. What an incredible nuisance that was and it's one reason why I've scaled back my garden this year. Good luck!

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  5. Some lovely harvests! It's been raining a lot here too, but things have been growing rather slowly because the temperatures are predominantly on the cool side. Hopefully you are back to your healthy self very soon.

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    1. It's been cooler than normal here too but what's cool for us might be more on the balmy side for you. It's all relative.

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  6. It’s still very dry here with only occasional drizzly rain. There’s not much to harvest either as we are at a hiatus before things hopefully start to produce.

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  7. Great abundance! Love the fresh veggies. Our garden was finally planted 4 days ago.

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  8. It's really been a crazy year for rain. I've never had to plant so late because of it. Your fava and peas look magnificent, they must be loving it. I'm glad you're taking it easy while you're sick, respiratory diseases can be hard to get over.

    Aw, the potato onions are so healthy looking, except for the fact they're bolting. It makes me wonder about the fog, and whether the lower light levels have something to do with they're inclination to bolt.

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