Monday, August 2, 2010

Harvest Monday!

It's that time of the week again when gardeners around the country show their bounty. Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne at Daphne's Dandelions.

For some reason I always think that I will have more time to garden when my In-laws or parents are here since will have someone to help with a kid or two...but I never do! Probably because I take shameless advantage of them and go for extra runs or do some extra yoga sessions. We played around a bit this week and found different ways to get into side crane/crow.

And of course, good old crane/crow. I'm not going to lie, I have the ugliest crow pose ever, but I get up, and I can hold it, which is much better than when I started going to yoga in February.

So now that I've told you all excuses of why I couldn't get out to the garden much, let's see what we managed to harvest this week!

Cucumber: 15 5/8 oz
Magda Squash: 9 5/8 oz
Scalloped Squash: 13 3/8 oz
Ronde Squash: 1 7/8 oz
Hansel Eggplant: 2 3/8 oz
Black beauty eggplant: 11 3/8 oz
Jalapeno: 2 7/8 oz
Early girl tomato: 4 oz
Celebrity tomato: 3 7/8 oz
Super Sweet 100 tomato: 3 1/8 oz
Green Zebra tomato: 5 3/8 oz

A small but varied harvest.
Early girls, SS 100's, black beauty eggplant, cukes, squash, and Green Zebras

Magda squash, Hansel eggplant, Black Beauty eggplant,
EG's. SS 100's, Jalapenos, scallop squash and of course, cukes.
I could have used a different picture, but I kind of like the fact that he
was trying to sneak something off the plate!

What's happening in the garden:

Hmm, yummy, the Thai Chili's are getting red! Now I have to figure out the perfect dish to serve them with. The Pad Thai we had tonight might have been a good one... hind sight is always 20/20 isn't it?

The beans are starting to look "beany"!!! I found little beans on the Scarlett Runner beans! So cute.

And on the Burgundy Bush beans.

And new to the garden is........ a Fairy Tale Eggplant!!! Woohoo!!!! I love it when friends go to the nursery and go plant shopping for me while I am stuck at home!

As my oldest was digging around in the dirt, he found this little treasure.

I did the basic new gardener faux pas..... I stuck a sweet potato into the ground that has started to get sprouts. No research, no separating... just plop. I really didn't think I would get any sweet potatoes, but figured one of these days I would have to dig around and see if anything happened.... and look!!!! It's small, but I hope it has some friends down in the dirt.

And... well, that's all that's going on. I'm sure I should start thinking about fall plants, but I haven't done that yet. Ideas? Suggestions? Also, what should I put on my MUST SEE list for my trip to DC? So many things to do.

I'm going to leave you with this picture of my youngest.... Don't you just want to eat him up???


  1. Nice find on the sweet potato! I love the eggplants, they are so cute. And that fairy tale eggplant is so cool looking! Is it striped?

  2. Lovely harvests with more to come! Fairy Tale is a tasty eggplant. Your best bets for fall/winter plantings now are brassicas like kale, broccoli, cabbage, and all those lovely Asian greens. Root veggies like beets, carrots, turnips, and parsnips. Lettuce should do ok and maybe even peas.

  3. Such a nice variety of harvests you got there this week! Looks like your beans and peppers are coming along nicely. I just started fall planting myself, and sowed some seeds for sugar snap peas, beets, radishes, spinach, arugula, lettuce, and cilantro. Oh, and also more bush beans to replace my beetle-ravaged plants.

  4. I love the black beauty eggplant. It is so beautiful. I don't grow them anymore since I'm not a big fan of eating them, but I so love the look of the plants and the fruit.

  5. Everything is looking really good, but I'm most fond of that last photo. What a cutie!