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Garden Harvest, Today and Future

July 30th, 2018

Growing vegetables is a rewarding experience. I enjoy heading out to the garden before dinner to harvest lettuce, onions, and other vegetables to including our meals. There’s also the constant planning of replacing harvested vegetable with vegetables for future meals.

Slowly, I’m getting better and better at successional planting. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. There are times when, not matter what you do, all the lettuce bolts at once (especially when the weather decides to turn scorching). Overall, I get better with each passing year. I still plant way more vegetables than we can ever eat, but when crop fails we have extra of another. If it bolts, the chickens turn it into eggs.

I’m focusing on growing a wider variety of vegetables and fruits in smaller quantities over a longer season. Ideally, I’d love to not spend much time blanching/freezing large quantities of vegetables and spend more time in the garden.

This week I’ve been harvesting: bulb fennel, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, lettuce, peas, peppers, and onions. There are also loads of flowers to cut.

What are you harvesting this week?

3 Comments to “Garden Harvest, Today and Future”
  1. Shelly on July 30, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I know that this isn’t on topic, but I just constructed a greenhouse and I would love to know where you got your avocado trees. Are they producing?

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    • Susy on July 30, 2018 at 11:57 am

      I go them from Logee’s. Sadly, mine got diseases and didn’t make it. My figs are producing beautifully though.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on July 31, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Susy, Tomatoes are close to harvest and eggplants are looking good. My harvest this year will have to be at the farmer’s market. It’s really been a unproductive garden year for me. I’m already looking forward to next year.

    Have a great harvest day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave

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