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May 25, 2009

First (real) Harvest

This weekend A~ and I had the chance to finally make our first significant harvest of the year. We did pull a few over wintered carrots a while back, but nothing to speak of. The Napa Cabbage that I planted on a whim early this spring have done fantastically.We actually had nine of them, but I had pulled one the day before to check out how it had headed up. All looked good so I pulled the other eight the next day.You know it's a good harvest when you need your wheel barrow to get it to the processing station (read: Garage sink added this year.) We're weighing everything again this year and these gave us a great start with a little shy of 34 pounds!

I've also been keeping a close eye on the first planting of broccoli. I've been worried about them bolting to flower and missing the "window" to harvest. The heads have been growing and getting bigger and I knew the day for some of them was coming soon.

Yesterday was a cool drizzly morning and I was finishing a couple of things up in the yard when I couldn't help but take this picture.Ain't that a sight? I harvested a few of the heads the next morning, a pounds worth. There should be more to come in the next week.
Here's the three heads I pulled all together.

I also managed to get most of the rest of the summer garden planted this weekend. I keep feeling like I'm behind on stuff but when I look back at notes from last year I realized I'm actually so far ahead that I only FEEL behind. Looks like it'll be a good year!

Hope all grows well in your gardens too.
P~

9 comments:

Barb J. said...

Wow, great job!

Amanda said...

Wow! They look soooo good!! What are you planning on doing with all that cabbage? My spring cabbage didn't germinate, so I think I am going to try for a fall crop.

Brady said...

Wow, that's sure a sight to see! We're in Utah too, but I never thought we could grow much in the early spring months with the threat of frost every other week. I think I'm going to have to read through your blog more to find out your secrets!

Though I imagine we'll have an easier time once we get the greenhouse up...

I know what you mean about always feeling behind. We're way farther this year than we were last year but it still feels like I'm running out of time.

TheMartianChick said...

Great harvest! I wish that I had thought to plant some early this year...

Eva said...

Wow, Broccoli and Cabbage both look fantastic! Keep up the great work!

My tropical garden isn't doing as well. I harvested about 3 awesome zuchinni, then they became infested. Learned today it is 'pickle worm'. Learn something new everyday! It is a wonderful learning experience! =)

Take care!

Marilyn said...

I've been a lurker for a long time and WOW-the cabbage looks incredible! I live in AZ so we grow cabbage in the fall so I can't wait to try this variety. We also grow all our cruciferous stuff in the fall too. Right now I'm harvesting tomatoes and squash.

Amy said...

I'm going to have to try that Napa Cabbage...it's beautiful! I love the deep purple of your iris! Your whole garden looks great.

P~ said...

Thanks everyone. Here's to hoping the rest of the season is just as successful, and that your gardens grow just as fast!

Also, welcome to the new commentors. Glad to have you!
P~

livinginalocalzone said...

Late to comment, but I had to say, WOW! That's a great harvest, especially so early in the season! When did you start the seeds and plant them out?