Monday, August 9, 2010

Harvest Monday 8/9/10

This week I weighed my onions after I strung them. Here are my four strings of yellow onions. I have one string of white onions too. All together my storage onions weigh 25 pounds and 4 oz. I've hung the strings in a cooler storage room in the back of the house.
Following the onions in weight this week were cucumbers with over 6 pounds. They just keep on coming. I need to make another batch of pickles.
The zucchini keep coming too with over five pounds of them this week. I had to spray some milk/water solution on the leaves to counteract some powdery mildew but they continue to produce.
The cherry tomato production has picked up with over 1 pound 6 oz of them this week. It has been a daily routine to pick cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini.
There were two 'firsts' this week. The first non-cherry tomato, was a green zebra at 2.5 oz. This was one of my early started tomatoes. Next year I'll start a red tomato early because while the green zebra is good, I still want a large red tomato.
The other 'first' was the first pepper. It is a Hungarian Wax with a medium level of heat. There are a few more of these on the plants. These seemed to be the only peppers that flowered and set fruit during the high heat last month. Now the other peppers are recovering and flowering again so we should have more variety in a month or so.
Other things harvested this week include kale (3 oz),
carrots(3 oz), basil, and pineapple tomatillos (1 oz).
Total this week: 32.9 pounds
Total this year: 97.4 pounds

You can see other gardeners' harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.


kitsapFG said...

That is a beautiful onion harvest. I pulled my onions this weekend but will not be weighing them for a while until the tops dry down and can be removed.

Cheryl said...

Onions are one vegetable I can't live without and I've never been able to grow one with any size to it. Serious onion envy here.

You have to wonder how the word verification thingy comes up with letter combinations. My word today is "licsquad." I'll say no more.

Martha said...

Everything, as usual, looks great! But your onion harvest is extra special. Congrats.

Robin said...

Your onions are wonderful! I have had such a time with mine this year. It looks like I will be buying some storage onions from a local organic farm this year.

Dan said...

25lbs of onions is pretty impressive. Everything looks great.

thyme2garden said...

Love how you strung up your onions. What kind of a spray bottle do you use for your milk/water solution? I tried a 10% milk/water solution in a cheapie plastic spray bottle (the kind you get from Wal-Mart for $2), but it kept clogging up the sprayer. I even used fat-free milk, but I just couldn't get it to work past 5-6 sprays without getting the sprayer all clogged up.

Thomas said...

Great harvest. Look at all of those onions! It looks like you're set for the winter. How long will they keep for back there?

Mac said...

The strung onions look very pretty. How long can you keep them?

vrtlarica said...

Did you braid those onions? Mine don't have very strong tops, so I can’t braid them. I also have a question as Mac - how long can you keep them like that?

The rest of the harvest looks lovely too! So colorful!

Emily said...

thyme2garden- I just used a spray bottle from the local ace hardware. I even used 2% milk because that's what I had.

Thomas & Mac- I'm not sure how long they'll keep. This is my first year in the house and this garden. It is and unheated area of the house so I may have to move them when temperatures cool, but I figured the basement is too humid right now.

Vrtlarcia- It's not a braid, but more of a weaving each top back and forth between two strings. I did some with not long tops but you need a few inches at least. I took photos so maybe I'll post a how-to later this week.

Daphne said...

What a nice harvest. I especially love the onions. My onions are tiny little things this year. I'm hoping next year I can do better.