Monday, March 19, 2012

Harvest Monday 3.19.12

March 19th already? Wowsa!
I have a new harvest (actually 2, but I digress) for the week. Finally! Lookie what I've got!

5 oz of Mulberries! Not much, but something different, and now that they have started I know that they will be coming in droves. The whole tree is loaded with them and if I can get to the berries before the birds do it will be a minor miracle, but non the less I think there is probably enough of them to share. The strawberries on the other hand... I seem to be coming up short on. I am only managing to bring in about a dozen a week now that aren't completely ravenged by birds or squirrels. They are starting to steal the unripe blueberries, too and that isn't good at all! :-( I'm debating on spending the $40 on one of those electronic owls that moves it's head but I don't know if it is worth it. Anyone tried it yet?

As for the rest of the week, I harvested 2 small heads of cabbage, a bunch of small heads of lettuce, some snow peas, snap peas, english peas, turnips, broccoli, spinach, carrots, onion (not pictured, grabbed for cooking) parsley, cilantro, a tomato, and the first cucumber of the year - WHOOT! I've got 3 more nearly ready on the vine so there will be more next week and they will be added to the lettuce and carrots and tomato for my salad. This is the first time in MY gardens history that I've ever had all three at the same time. :-D I'm so happy I'm a doin' a jig! *jiggity jiggity* and it's got nothing to do with St. Patty's day! ;-) Of course my failure to take a picture of said tomato is testament to happy I was to see it along with the lettuce, carrot and cucumber at the same time. I also put the strawberries, broccoli and snap peas in there, too - 'cause I just can't resist temptation.

I also ate until I thought I was going to be sick because I'm not real smart all the time.
However, the purple cabbage did NOT make it into my salad because i don't care for cabbage so don't ask me why I grow the stuff. *snort*

Linking in to Daphe's Dandelion's for the Harvest Monday down low. Stop on by her place to see what everyone is harvesting all over the world! Thanks Daphne for being a great hostess - I hope you enjoyed your holiday and have a fantastic harvest awaiting your return!
'Till next time!



  1. Oh, dear....I need to wake up and have my cup of coffee before my morning blog reading. I had my reader up and running, and for some reason I thought I was on Daphne's blog. I was all like "What the....? Daphne can't have strawberries and snap peas already!"

    Nice harvest, Barbie :-)

  2. Oh, you are so lucky! I want to live in South too!

  3. I think it would be really exciting to have a tomato, lettuce, carrots, and cucumber all at the same time. That's great.

  4. I'd be doing a jig too if I had lettuce and tomatoes at the same time! The carrots are an added bonus. And go cucumbers!

  5. Morning Granny, I'll join you for the cuppa! My peas will be toasty about the time hers are up and I will be jealous. Your garden is really coming along, too!

    Dina- thanks for stopping by! I love living here, but the bugs wreck havok in summer. It's a game of five and take.

    CCristy- I'm stoked, really. I thought it was cool seeing KFG wiht blueberries to put on their salad, but this rocks! LOL

    Dave- :-D *BEAM*

  6. In New England the tomatoes always come last too.I'm drooling thinking about all I could make with those gorgeous blackberries.

  7. lovely lovely harvests! Around here I never get lettuce with any sort of summer crops....

  8. Mulberries look a lot like what we call blackberries. Love how you grew your cukes. I may try a trellis type thing this year for mine. Just joining you from I love your profile.

  9. I do like the idea of the electronic owl - but I suspect it would provide more entertainment for my 2 year old than anything else. But you never know....

  10. That's quite a harvest you had, my head is spinning just reading about it. Know what you mean by wildlife getting to the berries and they always know which are the biggest and sweetest

  11. Having carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers all at the same time is definitely a dance worthy event! Just the thought of having tomatoes and cucumbers in March is a wonder to me. :D