Monday, September 27, 2010

Harvest Monday 9/27/10

I harvested the rest of my row of yukon gold potatoes. It came to another 27 pounds of potatoes. That's a total of 35 pounds of yukon gold potatoes from a 10 pound bag of seed potatoes. I find that to be a good return, though I don't know how it compares to others.
My sweet potatoes (upper right corner on top of potatoes)
were a sad harvest. They are smaller than my carrots. I had planted them in the row behind the cucumber trellis and in front of the tomatillo plants. I didn't realize how big the tomatillos would get and the sweet potato vines hardly got much sun. These little sweet potatoes went into a soup with carrots, leeks, and potatoes. I'll try again next year with a better spot.
This week I harvested our two apples from our apple trees. (6.5 oz) We haven't tasted them yet. The first two pie pumpkins and a mystery squash were harvested this week. They've joined the others in curing on the front porch. Spinach, Lettuce and Arugula are picking up and we're having more salads again.
The tomatoes continue to produce, another 15 pounds this week. They seem to ripen partially and then the strong wind blows some of them off. They finish ripening inside. The plants look rather ragged, but I'm going to let them hang in there until frost. We're already past our average frost date, and each day past is more chances for a better pepper and eggplant harvest.
Total this week: 54.29 pounds
Total this year: 352.19 pounds

You can see what other gardeners harvested this week at Daphne's Dandelions.

11 comments:

Thomas said...

Great harvest Emily! Unfortunately, my potatoes didn't perform nearly as well this year so I would say that you had a good return for your investment.

Also, your leeks look great! I'm dying to dig a few of mine.

martha said...

Everything you've harvested looks great. Sorry about the sweet potatoes, but that soup you mentioned sure sounded good. I can't believe you're one week beyond your first date of average front. Ours is inching closer here in Illinois, too. I wish us both luck on bringing in the veggie stragglers before it all ends.

villager said...

Your mystery squash (if I have the right object) looks like my mystery squash, which I think is either Carnival or Sweet Dumpling.

You really had a big haul this week!

Daphne said...

Nice harvest for this time of year. If I had leeks and potatoes, I would so make soup. Yum.

Cloud said...

So jealous! I did not plant any potatoes this year and am now really wishing I did....

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mac said...

Wow, leeks already, nice haul there.

I haven't been able to grow big leeks yet. I think I grew them at the wrong time of the year. I'll have to try again next spring.

Dan said...

Looks like an excellent potato harvest to me!

Angela said...

Look at those potatoes! Seems like a good cache to me.

Tomatillos grow vigorously indeed. I am currently taking advantage of this to provide shade for cilantro and parley seedlings that need to be protected from the blasting sun, but I can see how sweet potatoes wouldn't like that. I hope that they were sweet despite their size.

Ottawa Gardener said...

Did you plant any mystery squashes? Could it be a strangely yellow pumpkin? Interesting.

Vic said...

Beautiful harvest.

Emily said...

Villager,

I didn't plant any mystery squash but did have one volunteer in a pot that I put in the bed. I thought I mixed up seeds when I planted my runner beans on our porch. So it must have come from the compost of the previous owner.