Monday, April 15, 2013

Harvest Monday 4/15/13

I have been leading a double gardener life and it is exhausting!  I have my lovely terraced garden at my current home, but we are moving at the end of May/ beginning of June.  It is very sad to leave my pretty garden that was so much work to build:

J says we will move my potting shed although I'm not sure how because it was built behind a tall fence!

But the good news is that our new home has 12 acres and much more sunny spots for growing veggies and fruits!  A normal person would probably just wait until next year or at least fall before starting a garden at a new property where we don't even have a well yet.  Luckily there is a pond, but hauling water back and forth is not fun.

There is so much work to be done preparing a new garden while maintaining my current garden!

Anyway, more about the new garden later.  Now it is back to the purpose of this post: Harvest Monday.  Not a lot to harvest this week.  I had enough to make a small salad of lettuce, broccoli side shoots, and carrots.

I also harvested Swiss chard, but neglected to take a photo.

This week's tally:

Carrots 2.5 oz
Broccoli 1.4 oz
Lettuce  1.4 oz
Swiss chard  1.5 oz

Weekly total:  6.8 oz

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.


  1. Oh, it will be difficult to leave such a lovely garden. But you have so much to look forward to! Is the pond too far away to use a small pump and garden hose to run the water to your new garden?

    1. It's probably ~200-300 ft away- I don't know if that's too far. It is down a bit of a hill, so I don't know how strong of a pump I would need. A solar pump would be ideal (since we only have temp power right now and I doubt I could run electricity to anything right now).

  2. You have a lovely garden right now. 12 acres! How wonderful for you. Some days I wish for land. Other days I am content to have neighbors. :)

  3. It will certainly be difficult to leave such a lovely garden - but just imagine what you can do with 12 acres! :-) Nice harvest - now i"m off to go daydream up your 12 acres. teehee.

    1. :) I like the daydreaming part too.. it's all the work involved with making those daydream come true that gets me a bit overwhelmed.

  4. That is a lovely potting shed - I hope you manage to shift it. 12 acres sounds divine, particularly 12 acres with pond (or dam as we would call it),

  5. I do love your old garden and the shed is so pretty. I had to do the double garden thing for a while. It was tiring. Not the gardening part but the driving back and forth part.