Monday, April 23, 2012

Harvest Monday 4/23/12

This week has been all about yummy and delicious strawberries!  Definitely a sign of spring arriving here.  I could sit in the garden eating strawberries all day long.  Sadly, there's only enough to last a few minutes.  Here's a portrait of some in the brief time they survived outside the garden:

I harvested a total of 2.8 lbs of strawberries and they were quickly devoured.  I'll share a strawberry recipe on Thursday. 

Also this week I harvested 15.7 oz of beets.  They were roasted and eaten with some butter, salt, and pepper.

There has been plenty of salads this week (12.9 oz of lettuce).  Only one romaine got a picture.  This is the last of the fall/winter romaine as it is starting to bolt.  The spring lettuce is quickly growing so the salad supply should continue.  I also just ordered some heat resistant lettuce: Grandpa Admire's Lettuce.  I have never heard of this variety, but it is an heirloom butterhead that is suppose to handle the heat.  I'm hoping it can help extend my salad season.

This is also the last of the winter spinach at 11.7 oz.  I thought I would try to freeze some spinach, but I ended up making creamed spinach and eating it all.  I just realized I put the spinach at the end of the post, again.  Poor spinach is feeling neglected again!

Weekly total: 5.3 lbs
Yearly total: 29.32 lbs worth $64.39

That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week, to see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.

Happy Gardening!


  1. Great harvest! Our strawberries are only flowering now. We're so excited! The kids love them. They are worth all the extra effort they require.

  2. Spinach at the saved the best for last :) The strawberries look absolutely divine!

  3. Hi Julie, Thanks for visiting my blog! Your produce looks so yummy today. So far I have not bothered to weigh my things but it would be interesting to see how much I can produce. Your strawberries look so yummy. I have some blossoms! Hoping! Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

  4. I think that pile is about my total strawberry crop for the season. They look lovely.

  5. Homegrown strawberries are absolutely delicious. Looks like you had a great week!

  6. Are you breaking down the value of your crops by individual crop and just showing the total, or are you using a general price per pound/ounce to figure it?

    1. I am breaking down the value of individual crops based on the USDA prices ( I keep an Excel sheet of all the data, so I can see which crops are worth the most- strawberries are in the lead right now with broccoli in a close second.

  7. Oh strawberries. Mine are blooming and starting to set. I can't wait to eat them.

  8. Berries and beets can't be beat! ;-) Those berries look delish and so do those beets. I'm out of beets until fall, going onto more summery things now

  9. Your beats are gorgeous and your strawberries look absolutely delicious! Nice haul this week!