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Harvest Monday – August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

I am a little shocked at how fast the summer is flying by.  So much to do this year that the weeks are just rushing past.

A couple of harvests have gone unphotographed, and a couple of Harvest Mondays been missed, because I was so rarely at home, but at least I have recorded them all. And now I’ll try to get back to showing them off.


Delicious strawberries welcoming me home.


Most perfect cucumber so far.


Zucchini fcrom the community garden. It got a bit bigger than I’d have liked, because apparently, while I was away, neither my mother nor my best friend harvested anything.



Lots of stuff for a huge bowl of pasta salad – tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, cucumber, arugula, basil and garlic chives.

I’m already at 105 € this year. I still haven’t quite sorted out my expenses, but I think this year the balcony garden will become a thing to save money with instead of to spend it on.

I haven’t tracked the harvests from the community garden, because there are three people harvesting from our shared plot, and three people buying stuff for it, but I have a good feeling about that as well.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2013 00:53

    Wow, it looks like your cuke and your zuke are going to treat you well, this week. I hope you make something delicious from them 🙂

  2. August 13, 2013 03:23

    Beautiful harvest! Love the straight cucumber and zucchini pictures, and very lovely berries!

  3. August 13, 2013 15:56

    I have the same trouble. When I leave and tell people to pick, no one does. I’m glad you might come out positive on the tally this year. I would think a balcony garden is much more expensive than an in ground garden.

    • August 17, 2013 23:38

      It certainly is expensive, but let’s face it, I’m always going to fill any space I have with far too many plants. At least by filling it with vegetables instead of flowers, I do get some money back.

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