Monday, July 22, 2013

Harvest Monday 7/22/13

This week in the garden has been interesting to say the least.. and not really in a good way.  I came home from TN last Tuesday to find some tomatoes on the kitchen counter that J had picked.  There was a not so good story about how these tomatoes came to be picked.  

He had been mowing the grass paths in the garden and I had left a drip hose that went down the corn and squash bed and then across the path and down the next bed of tomatoes.  Well, he had driven over this hose before, but this time it somehow got wrapped around the blade.  This cut the hose into many, many pieces.  The hose also managed to take out five of the tomato plants!  If you remember last week, my tomato plants were not doing too well, except for a few at the end of the row.  Well, guess which tomato plants got destroyed?  Yep, the only decent looking ones.. sigh.  So J went through and picked the tomatoes on the now cut down plants.  I think I need to accept the lack of tomatoes this year and actually buy some at the farmer’s market.

Anyway, on to happier harvesting news… I picked the first of the green beans of the year.  I also harvested two good sized zucchinis (only one made it into a photo).   

I pulled some carrots, but they are still a bit small.  They had a good, sweet taste, so hopefully I can leave them in the ground a bit longer to grow a bit larger.  I also picked a pepper.

I also harvested some beets.

Over the weekend we went to paint the porch at the old house and check on the garden.  We have had a lot of rain around here this spring and summer.  So much rain that it washed out the back wall of the old garden!   

We got to spend a hot and humid afternoon rebuilding the wall.  I am very ready for the old house and garden to sell!

On a happy note, the cucumbers are doing well in the old garden.  Some of them were very large, but other than having big seeds they tasted fine.  I'm very happy to have some veggie in abundance!

The tomato plants look much better at the old garden.  I planted them later, so there was only one ripe one so far.  This year I will be happy with every little tomato I can get!

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. Great looking harvest this week. So sorry about the tomatoes!!

  2. That's too bad about the tomatoes. Those are great looking tomatoes that J picked, that was a real loss. But you do have beets and zucchini, which I don't. Nice harvest despite the troubles.

  3. Sorry about the tomatoes. The ones salvaged look beautiful.

  4. Hey Julie, Thanks for stopping by my blog. You mentioned you had a hard time knowing when melons are ripe. I did a post on that last year, he's the link. I hope it helps!!

  5. Sorry to hear about your tomatoes. Your cucumbers look good what variety are they?

    1. I think those were Ashley cucumbers.. suppose to be good in hot, humid climates.

  6. Sorry about the tomato accident. You have a lot of other good things that you harvested though! Nancy

  7. Beautiful harvests. I sometimes pick my cukes too old too. I'll scoop the seeds out and eat them anyway. As long as the cuke hasn't turned bitter they are tasty.

  8. So sorry about those tomato plants! Your harvests look good especially those lovely beets!