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Re: 2013 - What are you harvesting?

Sugar snaps are just starting to ripen. We've eaten the first few, but we are about to get a big wave of them all at once, so that should be yummy. =)

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jemsister wrote:So wait--you put the popcorn kernels in, or already popped popcorn? I didn't realize you could actually cook with the stuff!
Yep. Whole popcorn kernels -- just enough to speckle your rice. Cook as for brown rice (I use a fuzzy logic rice cooker).
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That is so cool! I'm gonna have to try that.

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just picking sugar snaps (which are almost finished now) and greens (kale, mizuna, perennial buckwheat)...and seed! just started collecting scorzonera seed from a mass cross a couple days ago. oh yeah, also serviceberries. good year for them, but most are. and mulberries.

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Gee, I am still waiting for it to warm up so things will grow. Getting lettuce, spinach, radish, and green onions.
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We are getting loads of stuff, more than we can eat. For such a tiny garden it is freaking me out. Tomatoes are picking up speed, picked 20 tomatoes 2 days ago, need to pick about 30 today. Picked Beans yesterday. Been getting about 9 zucchini every week. Corn is 9 ft tall and ears are giant. 3 kinds of melons, long strip, honey due, cantaloupe, will be ready to harvest soon. I harvested all 48 of my garlic, wow they look nice and taste good too used some in enchilada sauce, chili and stew.

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Harvesting my Chinese Pink garlic this afternoon. One of the earliest garlics I've ever grown, easily a month earlier than most of my other varieties.
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Peas have been coming off daily, but today I pulled all my shallots, and they came out looking great. Here's my post about it:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... 78#p304587

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First anything I've harvested this year! There's gonna be a LOT more squash/cukes in the next few weeks.
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I picked our first two zucchinis today. Gave one to my mother in law, and we ate the other--it was so good! So much more flavorful than what the stores carry. :-()

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The first ripe tomato!!! YAY!! It was a red boar, smallish slightly bronzy and stripy, and tasted wonderful. A week later than I sometimes have tomatoes, but it was a slow spring.

Still finishing the last broccoli side shoots, but most of the broccoli has been pulled now. Still have a little bit of lettuce in a shady bed. Harvesting chard and kale and baby carrots as I thin the rows. Celery. Lots of herbs.
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Tomato vines mostly look very bad, but lots of fruit is ready and much more hanging. Young replacement plants still look fine, so maybe the harvest will continue to frost. This year is my first in a long time of freezing, so have been preparing 24-36 ounces each day for a while now. I figure there is no reason to buy low quality, contaminated canned tomatoes as long as we can freeze our own non pesticide, carefully selected tomatoes. Probably a much healthier option, and they most likely compare to very expensive organic canned tomatoes, so carry a fairly high value. Perhaps will eventually start canning my own, up to maybe 24-36 quarts per year. That will require a bit of a learning curve however.

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The garden is a bit slower right now. Squash plants are getting old, and young ones are not yet into production. Same story with cucumber plants, though the replacements have lots of young fruit. Egg plant and peppers are steady. Arugula and Swiss Chard are still producing adequately. Onions are through, all the garlic is harvested. Blue berries have been a massive crop this year. Have been eating our fill since about April and the bushes are still loaded. Figs should start to ripen in a week or two. Okra just started trickling off this week.
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I can finally post something other than basil!

I made vegetarian paella last night for family dinner and ran out to quickly snip off some kale for a side dish. It was delicious.

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Also, I finally got ONE ripe tomato. I took this photo the day before yesterday, but rest assured it was very ripe when I popped it into my mouth this morning.

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Just got the first zucchini and crookneck squash. Picking peas.
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Some Musik garlic and a few red potatoes

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Wow! You got a lot, all I got were a couple of kabocha pumpkins (one is full of holes), hon tsai tai, Michili Won Bok, eggplant, peppers, chayote, and lettuce. I am still waiting for my first zucchini. I think I have to go out and give that plant an ultimatum produce or get replaced by a cucumber!
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Harvesting melons and tomatoes only in the 115 degree temperatures. The hotter it gets the better melons do. I put white 2x6 ft sheets of paper over the tomatoes so far so good.

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And they're yummy too! =D

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Very nice!

I dug some potatoes today:
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Washed these to eat for lunch:
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Those potatoes look great. I wish I had more room. My little girls would love the idea of harvesting potatoes.

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I got 4 tiny strawberries!!! I hope as the year goes on..they make bigger strawberries?? A bird or something took a peck or small bite out of the biggest one:( so now it has a small dent:(:( But i am grateful it didn't take the whole fruit:) I am not sure what type of strawberry plant it is...i forgot to ask the person at the farmer market :oops: is it safe to assume it is either ever bearing or day neutral?? since it is july.... :oops:

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