Monday, July 12, 2010

Harvest Monday July 12, 2010!

Harvest Monday is Hosted by Daphne's Dandelions, to see a list of what other gardeners around the world are harvesting, click on the link and check it out!

Well, it's still Monday in the west coast! This weekend was a whirlwind of activity and I'm a little late getting my harvest totals in. There were some things that didn't get photographed, but Saturday's harvest certainly did!

"Burpless" cucumber - 5 3/8 oz
Green Zebra Tomatoes - 18 5/8 oz
Ronde de Nice Zucchini - 4 oz
Summer squash - 1 lb 6 oz
Scalloped Squash - 7 1/4 oz
Swiss Chard - 2 lbs 6 oz

Whoohoo! My harvest totaled over 5 pounds!

The squash on the left doesn't look all that large does it?

How about now? Holy smokes! I kind of left this one in the garden a bit too long. But it was yummy!

The Swiss Chard has been going a little crazy in the garden. Since it is one of my son's favorite types of greens, we figured his birthday dinner was a good time to cut and cook some up. (And give some to my girlfriend and running partner!) 2 pounds later there is still a ton in the garden. Chard has really been an easy and prolific crop for me so far.

The Swiss Chard (please pay no attention to the state of chaos all around the chard and the rest of the house!) getting weighed up.

Here's a shot of the birthday boy chomping into his steak. Yeah.... he didn't want the cut up pieces on his plate, he actually climbed on Daddy's lap, held his hands and showed him where to cut his steak... I'm claiming that this came from the hubby's side of the family. My side is goofy, but not that goofy.
The next day we were off to Anaheim for a Disney weekend (which did NOT go well....but that's not gardening related is it?).

I managed to off-load some chard and cherry tomatoes to my unsuspecting friends and I think they might be getting some eggplants and zucchini's soon.... as for the rest of the garden, things are well and the kid keeps eating all the ripe strawberries and green beans before they get weighed let alone photographed. He did insist that we pick the cucumber and eat it right away, then proclaimed it to be "delicious...yum, yum!"

Ok, it's awful late and I'm sure I have a long day getting the house back in order after the birthday and checking out the garden tomorrow. Happy gardening!


  1. That is a lot of Swiss chard. I just through blanching and freezing a bunch. But my son won't eat the stuff. I'm the only one in the family that will.

  2. That scalloped squash is just darling. I would love to see some pictures of the green zebra tomato. Maybe next week? Your son is really adorable!

  3. Wow, that squash is large! That is quite the harvest. Congrats.