Monday, September 26, 2016

Harvest Monday 9/26/16

This week is scarce on photos, but not on harvests.  I had to breakout the wheelbarrow to haul everything from the garden.

Early Autumn Bounty
Winter squash made up the bulk of this week's harvests at 24 lbs.  I picked several butternuts and Seminole pumpkins along with one spaghetti squash and a Dickinson pumpkin.  I've now harvested 12 small pumpkins off one Seminole vine and there are still plenty more.  I'm glad that winter squash stores well because I doubt I could keep up with cooking these as I harvest them.

Eggplants were also abundant this week at 7.2 lbs.  I roasted some of them with peppers, a gourd and green beans to eat during the week.  I also cooked a green bean and eggplant stir fry, but forgot to take a picture.  The rest of the eggplants were roasted and frozen.

The big yellow melon in the wheelbarrow is an odd Moon and Stars watermelon.  Sadly it was not ripe.  The vine had died and it sounded hollow, so I was hoping for a delicious melon.  Luckily I had some cantaloupes instead.

First bite 
My peppers and okra are plodding along in the continued heat.  I've also been harvesting a good amount of green beans (3.8 lbs). The cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and edible gourds have made a small comeback.  Hopefully this past weekend will be our last 90 degree day for 2016.  I planted my remaining fall seedlings with hopes that some of them will survive.  The forecast predicts clouds and rain for the next two days, so I hope that'll give them time to get settled.  Now if only the seedling eating enemies will leave some for me! 

Weekly Harvests (lbs):

Peppers 1.9
Okra 1.1
Cucumber 0.9
Green beans 3.8
Tomatoes  0.6
Eggplant 7.2
Melon 6.6
Winter squash 24.3
Gourd 0.4

Yearly Harvests: 851.9 lbs

That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week.  To see what others are harvesting, check out Harvest Monday on Our Happy Acres.


  1. That is a barrow-full of goodness. You are getting such productivity out of your garden!

  2. Well, if you are harvesting that many winter squash and melons, that definitely calls for the wheelbarrow. Hope your weather moderates. We are cooler now but still just as dry.

  3. Boy does that cantaloupe ever look good! And that is quite the bounty in the wheelbarrow - I'm sure you were walking proud as you wheeled it back to the house :)

  4. It's always good when you can't carry all the veggies by hand! And 7 lbs is lot of eggplant too.