Monday, November 14, 2011

Harvest Monday

Peanuts have dried and I picked them, dusted off the dirt, and weighed them (in the shells).  The brown basket and the bowl of shelled peanuts are from the front bed.  Some of the peanuts are huge!  Biggest peanuts I've grown!  The white basket is from the back bed.  Both beds were 4'x6' and the front bed produced twice as much.

Front Bed : 5 lbs, 4 oz
Back Bed:  2 lbs, 8 oz

Total: 7 lbs, 12 oz

Out of curiosity, I checked out prices for organic peanuts and found that they go for $3.49/ lb.  Putting my harvest at a value of $27.  I don't remember the exact price of the peanut seeds, but they weren't more than $3 for all the seeds.  Not bad!  Luckily Jeff loves peanuts and has done most of the shelling and at this moment that bowl of peanuts is roasting in the oven.

Also from the garden are the peppers that have been hiding under a row cover.

This bell and banana pepper went onto a homemade pizza.

These two went into burritos.  The peppers have been very slow to ripen with the cold even under a cover.  Parting with the peppers may finally make it to my to do list next weekend.

There's lots of pea pods in the garden, but they haven't filled in yet.  Here's a few that were ready and were rapidly eaten.

Finally, the strawberries have slowed down, but keep on producing despite the cold nights.


I hope everyone had a Happy Harvest Monday!  To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.


  1. Good peanuts harvest. Great investment.

  2. Yummy! Funny you are the second one today with peanuts! Have you figured out what's different between the two beds of peanuts? Were they planted at the same time? Did they get the same amount of fertilizer/compost? Is the soil in one better than the other from the get go? I love figuring things out like that so I can improve everything the same way!

  3. Mary- the front bed had more sun and deeper soil while the back bed is shadier, gets too wet because the raised bed is sitting on clay that doesn't drain well. At least that's my theory on the difference!

  4. Your strawberries look so perfect - just beautiful. Those peanuts are just fabulous - so impressed!

  5. Yum! It all looks so yummy, especially the strawberries.