Wednesday’s Harvest

Oh boy! It’s been a few weeks since I posted our harvest totals. Why? Well, I was on my honeymoon the last couple of weeks. We spent 10 days traveling around the UK from London to Inverness and almost everything in between. When we got back everything had exploded! While we were gone the heat finally came – it had been the coldest May on record here. Our tomatoes grew about 2′ as did our corn, beans and cucumbers. Unfortunately our peas didn’t fair well in the heat and have now been taken over by powdery mildew. The Swiss Chard and Lettuce all bolted as well. So we’re going to leave them and save the seed for the fall. So the counts since I last updated you are as follows:

Swiss Chard = 2.7 lb @ $2.99/lb = $8.07 Savings
Peas = 13 lb @ $5.00/lb = $65.00 Savings
Parsnips = 1.55 lb @ $2.99/lb = $4.63 Savings
Onions =  2.18 lb @ $1.99/lb = $4.33 Savings
Potatoes = 1.8 lb @ $2.50/lb =  $4.50 Savings
Zucchini = 5.06 lb @ $3.18/lb = $16.09 Savings
Garlic = 2 heads @ $1.00/ea = $2.00 Savings
Blueberries = .06 lb @ $7.26/lb = $0.44 Savings
Eggs =15.58 dz @ $7.50/dz = $116.88 Savings

So for the season so far we’ve harvested:
Swiss Chard: 4.6 lbs
Artichokes: 34.7 lbs
Lettuce: 11 lbs
Eggs: 955 or 79.58 dozen
Strawberries: 2.2 lbs
Peas: 34.3 lbs 
Parsnips: 1.55 lbs
Potatoes = 1.8 lbs
Onions =  2.18 lbs
Zucchini = 5.06 lb
Garlic = 2 heads 
Blueberries = .06 lb

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  1. Urban Dirt Girl says:

    First of all, congratulations on your marriage and I hope you had lots of fun in the UK. I'm envious of whats been going on in your absence. You are doing great with your harvest of vegetables so far. Congratulations on that too! UDG

  2. Thanks! We actually got married last October, but figured that wasn't the best time of year to go to Scotland. Oh and shameless plug:

    I'm very lucky to have awesome writers on this blog that picked up the slack while I was gone.

  3. Curbstone Valley Farm says:

    Congrats on the Honeymoon! The warm weather caught some of our veggies by surprise too. Tatsoi one day…blooms the next, bolted head lettuces, and soaring spinach. However, as the tomatoes and basil are now really happy…I can't complain!

  4. I just cooked up our first summer squashes last week -Italian zucchini and pattypan- and I have been grazing our blueberries, blackberries (remarkably, there are a few ripe ones!), strawberries, and plums every time I'm out in the yard. Yay for summer-that-actually-feels-like-summer!

    We are going to be out of town for a bit, but I'd love to set up a time to come see your garden!

  5. Are you and Rick still coming to our BBQ on the 26th? You'll be able to see it then.

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