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June Harvest Tally

July 1st, 2009

I’ve been keeping track of just about everything we’ve been harvesting from the gardens this year with my handy dandy Garden Harvest Spreadsheet that I made up. It’s been great to watch all of my totals add up.
So far strawberries are our winning harvest, totaling over 25 pounds (and we’ve still got some more ripening). When I was at the grocery store I saw organic berries for $4.99/lb, that means we’ve saved over $120 – WOW. We froze some to make jam later, enjoyed a strawberry pie, some strawberry rhubarb crisp and strawberry pancake syrup, as well as a good amount of strawberry shortcake.
I’ve also been harvesting peas from the few plants that the deer didn’t find. Not as much as I had hoped, I have none tucked away in the freezer because we ate the 2 pounds (both shelled & sugar snap) harvested. We also harvested a half pound of herbs including: lemon thyme, thyme, chives, basil, oregano, and mint. A pound of lettuce is also on my tally as well as 2 pounds of sour cherries we picked at my mom’s house.
Wild Black Raspberries
My mom also invited me to pick some wild black raspberries are her house yesterday and I was able to pick 3 pounds. And the final exciting thing that made it in our June tally was 1.5 pounds of honey!
One of the frames in the hive was drawn out weird so we removed it and added a fresh frame, it happened to be about 1/3 filled with honey, so we harvested it. I must say, our bees make some pretty good honey!

What’s been in your harvest basket lately?

11 Comments to “June Harvest Tally”
  1. kristin on July 1, 2009 at 7:40 am

    That’s so cool you got honey already! We’re still harvesting lettuce and peas, with the addition of beets, chard, and broccoli. No tomatoes yet. Boo.

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  2. islandgardener on July 1, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Very impressive harvest thus far! For me, tomatoes, chard, lettuce, onions, fava beans, a few peppers, herbs…
    .-= islandgardener´s last blog ..Anticipation…It’s Making Me Wait! =-.

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  3. KitsapFG on July 1, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Good work on the harvest! My June tally went up significantly too – particularly in the second half of the month. I have been logging my harvest amounts into a daily calendar and then summing at the end of the month – but I downloaded your spreadsheet and may give that a try for July.

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  4. warren on July 1, 2009 at 9:57 am

    We’re pretty thin so far but we’ve had (straw, blue, rasp)berries and broccoli. I’ll take a big harvest of honey in a month or so and I am very excited for that!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..The necessities =-.

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    • Susy on July 1, 2009 at 10:24 am

      I can’t wait to see how much honey you get. I’m sure you’ll be posting about that on your blog.

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  5. Dan on July 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Your harvests look very nice and what a great pea photo. I could never freeze peas, both because of my limited space and because they are just to good fresh. I’ve been harvest a lot of spring crops, tones of lettuce literally, greens, broccoli, peas (shelling & snap), radishes, garlic thinnings, kohlrabi & one hot pepper. I think that sums it up. I am dieing for tomatoes, cucumbers & potatoes!
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Tuesdays Photography =-.

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    • Susy on July 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

      I’m also so excited for tomatoes. My harvest tally should really go through the roof when all of my tomatoes start producing. Of course that will keep my preservation efforts into high gear as well (as if I don’t have enough to do already).

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      • Dan on July 1, 2009 at 10:22 pm

        It is a busy time of year that’s for sure!
        .-= Dan´s last blog ..Tuesdays Photography =-.

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  6. Mangochild on July 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    What a harvest! The strawberries especially.
    Lately I’ve been swimming through all kinds of lettuce and other greens (chard and kale especially), radishes, and cucumbers. Squash is starting to slowly make its way onto my table, as are peas, kohlrabi, sugar-snap peas, Strawberries have been it for fruit, though I can’t wait for blueberries – hopefully we’ll make it to the farms for picking this weekend!
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Tuesdays Independence Days: Week 7 =-.

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  7. Maureen on July 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    We’ve been harvesting zuchinni, cucumbers, beans and green peppers, and our tomatoes are FINALLY starting to turn red…yippee yahoo!

    We also have a quite a few melons, tho they are on the small side and many seemed to have stopped growing. Not sure what’s up with that….sigh.

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  8. stefaneener on July 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I didn’t know you were keeping bees too! I find them the perfect compliment to the garden, and I have to get out to the hives tomorrow.
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..Picking up the pace =-.

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