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Friday Favorite: Harvest Season

July 31st, 2015

I love this time of the year when the garden is in full swing. There are things to harvest daily, not just in small amounts like in spring. It’s the season for harvesting armloads of garlic and buckets of potatoes, both of which I did yesterday.
garlic harvest 2012 2
Harvesting potatoes 1
All the spring planted beets are coming in, ready to be pickled into delicious goodness. I’m always in full swing of planting for fall harvest, loads of lettuce, broccoli, peas, cabbage, scallions, and herbs are germinating in soil blocks to be ready when there are empty spaces in the garden. It truly is a wonderful time of year!

What are you harvesting right now?

4 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Harvest Season”
  1. Nebraska Dave on July 31, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Susy, harvesting is in full swing here too. Cucumbers are the biggest along with green beans and green peppers. The sweet corn is a bust again this year. The ears on the stalks are not even fully formed and already the raccoons have ravaged the ears and ruined the harvest. I’m close to a fully closed garden with a six foot wooden fence. The raccoons will be dealt with next year by erecting a pallet fence wrapped in chicken wire and surrounded by a portable electric fence during the growing season. Ha, sounds all over the top, doesn’t it. I’m determined to be able to grow my sweet corn without the raccoons destroying it. So next year will be the year. :-)

    Have a great garden harvesting day.

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  2. Pat in Nebraska on July 31, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    How interesting that cucumbers are doing well so near in Omaha when they’re not successful here in Lincoln for myself and many friends. Maybe I need to hit a farmers market up the road your way sometime soon to look for the very big cucumbers I need for my cinnamon pickles.

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  3. Julia at Home on 129 Acres on July 31, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    We haven’t harvested too much yet. It’s our first year with a vegetable garden, and we were a bit late getting plants in the ground. However, I realized tonight that we have to get moving. I thought the zucchini was still at the blooms stage, but a peek through the thick leaves revealed all kinds of zucs. And some of them have already reached the really quite too big stage. I see how zucchinis run away from people. We’ve also had beets, a few tomatoes, green onions, lettuce and raspberries so far. Loving all of the fresh produce and seeing it grow in our own garden.

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  4. Rue on August 1, 2015 at 9:01 am

    We pulled our garlic a week and a half ago, so it’s drying nicely. We’re harvesting green beans, chard, blackberries, strawberries, herbs, and walking onions. We don’t get nearly the amount of strawberries we had in June from our tristars, but it’s a treat to eat fresh strawberries through the fall.

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