Monday, February 6, 2012

Harvest Monday 2.6.12

February - the month of LOVE is here!

This harvest Monday the pictures are still scarce. I concentrated on taking the (probably) last of winters pictures of the garden instead. I can tell you that most of my harvests looked a lot like this each day:

I also gathered a few colanders full of assorted lettuce and one overflowing of spinach for my quiche and a side dish. MMMMmmm... believe it or not broccoli and spinach are the two things my kids fight over as to which is their favorite. :-D

This is the other 'harvest' of sorts from my house. The Hong Kong orchid tree has gone insane! We trimmed it back a few weeks ago since the freeze didn't touch it. It responded with GUSTO!
We are even getting these bean things from it. We live a full zone North of it's perimeter because we are too far inland to grow it - and yet here it is. We had to protect it the first 3 years of growth but now that it could have outgrown our house if we didn't keep it trimmed back it's actually trying to reproduce. This is also the first year that we did not even try to protect it from the freeze. Every previous frost or freeze - even with protection damaged it severely. It has matured nicely and certainly is putting on a show for us this Spring. :-D

So tally is: 6.8oz Peas, 8.1oz Strawberries, 9oz Spinach 1lb 2oz lettuce
Hong Kong Orchids- THOUSANDS... and counting. *teehee*

Linking into the party at Daphne's Dandelions. Be sure to stop by her place to check out what people are harvesting all over the world!

'Till next time!



  1. Oh yum strawberries. I still fantasize about this summer when mine will produce. I can't wait.

  2. yummy peas, can't wait till mine get started!

  3. My parents grow those Hong Kong orchids, but theirs are pink. Those seed pods used to drive me crazy as a kid - they were everywhere!

  4. Your kids are very smart eaters.

  5. Those snap peas really look delicious. I miss them alot. Beautiful flowers!

  6. beautiful strawberries and peas. I am still waiting on our peas.