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Harvest Monday – August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

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The Red Kuri squash on the balcony hasn’t set any new fruit (or even bloomed) in a while, so I ripped it out and planted some winter vegetables in the pot. I guess we can call this a mildly successful experiment. And in the process, I broke off an eggplant with my elbow, oops. I mean, I guess it needed to be harvested anyway, but I already have so many vegetables to eat, I don’t need it right now.

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Just a small part of my tomato harvest – I pick at least this much every day for my lunch.

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My cabbages were so mouse-eaten, they were not at all photogenic pre-chopping. I ended up eating Krautfleckerl (pasta with cabbage) for three days.

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Another zucchini… the last of the really huge ones, yay!

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More Swiss chard. On Saturday, we had a picnic at the community garden, and I brought zucchini cake and chard strudel.

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Beans. I haven’t had much of those yet this year. I remember reading that they don’t bloom when it’s very hot, so that’s probably why. It certainly has been hot this summer!

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The first red cabbage I’ve ever grown. It was such a beautiful plant, I was sorry to harvest it. But it was also a huge plant, and I really needed the space to plant a few more lettuces and endives.

(I’ll shut up about this soon enough, but if you’re on Facebook, please support me in the urban gardening competition.)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. daphnegould permalink
    August 25, 2015 12:24

    Lovely harvests. And two squash on the balcony seems pretty good to me.

    • August 26, 2015 06:02

      Well, they’re very small, too.
      I still need to look up what they’d cost if I had to buy them in the store.
      But I guess I’ll grow them again next year.

  2. August 25, 2015 14:31

    That’s more winter squash than I got last year in a garden bed, so I would say that it was quite the success!

    • August 26, 2015 06:04

      That’s good to know. I only knew a couple of plants in gardens I pass on my way to work, and mine really doesn’t compare favourably there.

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