One Harvest Season to Another

Slowly we are switching over from cool weather harvests and gearing up for warm weather harvests. We still have some carrots in the ground but two weeks ago we harvested some carrots, beets and other things to make beet soup.

It is always so nice after anticipating a harvest for so long. You grow, water, fertilize and keep the plants happy, fending off any bugs in the process and then finally it is available for you to harvest. To make the soup we ended up pulling an onion and leek a bit early.

The leek was really good, very mild.

The onion was also very tasty. Since harvesting this one, the onions are fattening up even more. I’m very amazed at what they look like right now. I’m trying to figure out where exactly we are going to store them all since we have very little storage.

Some beet tops to throw into my morning green smoothies, with carrots. I’ve had the carrots in my smoothies before but they are too gritty for me.

The snap peas are pretty much done now. They aren’t blooming anymore and the fruits that are on the vine we are letting ripen to harvest for seed in a few weeks. Once those are done we will rip them out and replace them with another, more summer tolerant crop. I think next year I would definitely plant more of these than we did this go around.

What is next up on the list for harvesting? Tomatoes namely. We have many green fruits that I am just antsy for them to turn red (or yellow) to pick. We have eggplant just started and the corn is getting tall but those will be awhile for harvest. Cucumbers will also be harvested within the next month I’m guessing. As for greens I guess I will be relying on my malabar spinach which is grown well since planting it a few months ago.

What are you harvesting?

Comments 4

  1. Erin wrote:

    It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around your progression to warm weather crops when I’m still waiting for my peas to blossom! Very cool, whets my anticipation, for sure. Oh, and if you need a way to use up those green tomatoes (in case they are stubborn and won’t ripen), here is a recipe for my favorite favorite thing to do with them: marinated green tomatoes ( They are wonderful in place of bruschetta on toast, or on top of pizza.

    Posted 16 Apr 2012 at 9:26 am
  2. linda wrote:

    wow, beautiful to see your harvest! I have plants in the seedling stages… might have to wait a while for us beginners and late bloomers 🙂

    Posted 16 Apr 2012 at 9:34 am
  3. chel wrote:

    At the end of our “spring” harvest, although the cucumber just revved up. But the tomatos are slowing down (I think we’ve got one or two harvests left), and the eggplant leaves are “crispy” so I think those plants are going to take their summer holidays soon. I managed to keep them alive and well through last summer, so we’ll see what happens.

    But in flower land the black eyed susan seed I planted last summer is now looking like it might finally BLOOM! And my first year rose (from seed!) is getting thicker branches so maybe it will begin to flower a little bit more dramatically.

    Always a surprise!

    Posted 16 Apr 2012 at 9:48 am
  4. Donna wrote:

    What does the leak taste like? Wow your onions look good! I checked some of mine tonight and they are rotting from the rain we’ve had. 🙁

    Posted 22 Apr 2012 at 10:35 pm

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