Sunday, July 31, 2011

Today's harvest

After being on vacation for two weeks, I felt like I needed to go out to the garden with one eye closed and one barely open.  I was scared to see what condition the garden would be in.  I knew that it had been horribly hot, and goodness knows how well weeds love the heat!  Needless to say, the weeds had definitely found home, and we will be working to reclaim a tidy garden for awhile.  I did have some nice harvests though.  I pulled some of the broccoli plants and will have to pull the rest as well.  It has been way too hot for them.  The peas are gone and need pulled as well.

We have plenty of tomatoes to start canning and eating.  There were some cherry tomatoes that did not make it to the picture.  Amazing how good they taste after eating nasty tomatoes the rest of the year.  I may never buy another hothouse tomato again. 

Beets!  They were a bit bigger than I would have liked, but they grew extra long while we were on vacation.  According to what my husband weighed before and after holding the bucket and cutting the stems down, there were nine pounds.  We ended up with eight pints minus what I ate while peeling them.  Yum!  Now to get a second planting in.


6 comments:

T2Nashville said...

Gorgeous! But so sorry about your peas - I know how much you love them! Green beans got hit hard here, so it looks like I'll be headed to Kroger for those.

HolleyGarden said...

What a great bounty awaited your arrival! Impressive. I don't like beets, but those sure are pretty!

PlantPostings said...

Everything looks very tasty except for the beets! But some people like them, and I saw a recipe the other day for a beet dip or something like that. Congrats on your harvest!

Sunny side up said...

Looks delicious! :)

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Design to Grow said...

Fun to see a local gardener up to her elbows in horticulture! I grew up in the Peoria area, and my folks garden in Sparland. I'm inspired by your bounty! Keep up the good work. : )

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