Monday, June 16, 2014

Harvest Monday 6/16/14

I am far, far away from my garden on this harvest Monday.  We left Thursday to camp in Vermont and now we are headed to Upstate New York for more camping.  I am concerned that by the time we get back (Friday) my garden will be overrun with critters and weeds and there will be no more vegetables!  I wonder if there is an official anxiety disorder for leaving your garden unattended, if so, I definitely have it!

Anyway, here's what I harvested before we left Thursday morning.  I pulled more little onions (6.4 oz).  There was one big fat beet (4.6 oz), so I pulled it, cut off the leaves and put it in the fridge so that hopefully by the time I get back there will be more beets ready.

I also managed to harvest another pound of lettuce that hadn't turned bitter yet.  I planted some Nevada lettuce, which is supposed to be heat resistant.  We will see how it does.

Also before I left, I harvested all the little squash (2.3 lbs) and cucumbers (13.1 oz).  Otherwise they would have gotten huge and not so tasty by the time I got back.  I also picked a couple of little Cubanelle peppers (1.1 oz).

The other thing I'm concerned about in my absence is the broccoli.  I picked one small head (0.8 oz) and I'm hoping I don't come home to a bunch of broccoli flowers.

This week's harvest was 5.3 lbs, making my total for the year 24 lbs.  That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week and here's hoping I can relax and enjoy vacation time and stop worrying about my unattended garden!  To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.


  1. I so envy the squash - keeping my fingers crossed that I'm able to harvest more than a few this year...

  2. Leaving the garden is so difficult, but I am sure that everything will be ok when you return. I hope you have a great time camping in VT and NY.