I think the only way I can get a Harvest Monday post done on a Monday is to do it in the wee hours, i.e., by staying up late Sunday night. It is now 2 am west coast time.
I just updated my year total for fruits and vegetables. Check the sidebar to the right. My goal for the year is 350 lbs, or half the amount of produce that an average American couple eats. That will be 100 lbs more than I produced in either of the past two years, so I have my work cut out for me.
This is a record year for fruit harvest. I have already exceeded the pounds of fruit harvested in 2010 and 2011 and it’s only June. I still have avocados, peaches, nectarines, lemons, limes and apples to harvest.
My vegetable harvests are finally kicking into a higher gear after the skimpy harvests of green stuff early in the year. My vegetable total to date is 114 lbs. Not too shabby for such a little yard. I have a Gro-Pot of blue potatoes in our driveway that is nearly ready to harvest, and the tomatoes and squash look like they’re going to give me a crop this year. I may finally be getting the hang of this vegetable garden thing. About time. I’ve been gardening since 1962.
Look again. The first tomato of the season is snuggled next to a Babcock peach in that photo. Mortgage Lifter won the race. It deserved its own photo, but I was pressed for time. Not sure who is going to come in second as none of the others are close to ripening.
Harvest Monday totals for week ending June 17, 2012
1 lb 13 oz Lemon, Meyer
3 oz Lime
3 oz Peach, Babock
Subtotal 2 lbs 3 oz FRUIT
4 lbs 10 oz Bok Choy
17 oz Chard
14 oz Peas, Snow and Snap
3 oz Onion, Green Bunching
14 oz Squash, Yellow Straightneck
4 oz Tomato, Mortgage Lifter
Subtotal 6 lbs Vegetables
TOTAL 8 lbs 3 oz PRODUCE plus 5 eggs
If you had a harvest, or to see what others are harvesting, visit Daphne’s Dandelions.