Monday, April 2, 2012

Harvest Monday 4.2.12

Welcome back to Harvest Monday! :-D
It seems to be always Monday here. I guess that is a good thing because it means I'm usually sharing my gardens bounty. I love that! Linking into Daphne's place for the party. Don't forget to stop on by and check out what people are harvesting all over the world!

This is April and true to nature it started just as it should have. I got rained out of my garden, and gladly so. It was a real toad floater. If I'd have had my camera (and I'm so glad I didn't because it would be ruined now) because I really had a toad float up in the pea patch that I had just turned. I'm glad he wasn't hurt! We were in pretty desperate need of rain so I was glad for it, but my cucumber trellis fell and took out my cukes so I'm not happy about that.

Well, with no further ado - Here are the pictures that I remembered to take this week.

 Haricots Verts  & Cherokee Yellow Wax Little bitty strawberries now and great big blueberries, and they are finally starting to come in handfuls instead of drabs, just as the strawberries are fading into the background. Good timing! A beet, cabbage, onions, rosemary

 More wax beans, cukes, mulberries, snap peas, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, My! What a week!

A Alittle shirtvesting went a long way, but is unfortunately the very last of the snow peas. This was what I took off of the vines as I turned them under. In their place was sown derby bush beans.

Last but not least MINT > OH YUMMO. This handful of mint graced a nice pot of cocoa. MMMMmmmm... and some for drying.  'Cuz that much in cocoa would make my lips numb.

I'll be back soon. I've got a little project to share.

'Till next time!



  1. Yea it would be a lot of mint for that. I don't do a lot with my mint except dry it for tea in the winter. But I love it that way. I keep thinking I should make iced tea. I've never been a big fan, but I think mint or lemon balm would be a nice addition to water in the summer.

  2. That cabbage is so perfectly formed. Quite a harvest you had this week. I had to get rid of my blueberries, got tired of dealing with the birds.

  3. I've never actually seen a toad float in the rain! Guess it's good it wasn't raining cats and dogs. ;-) You've got a great assortment of goodies in those harvests!

  4. Your harvest is mouth watering! I'm just getting kale, chard, leeks and a lettuce or two. Hope to post my harvest later today...still at work! (shhhh...don't tell).

  5. what an awesome harvest! I'm going to have to grow blueberries in tubs full of peat, cuz the alkaline soil here just kills them. I have one ailing one I just put up in a big tub of peat and compost so if it recovers maybe I'll buy a couple more. Oh and I was just thinking I should trim back the mints...

  6. I had to laugh at the "toad floater" because we have had rain in some biblical proportions lately and "toad floater" would be an apt term to use for it at times!

    Totally envious of the berry harvests. Those are months away for us yet.

  7. What a variety you've had this week! I am incredibly jealous! I am patiently awaiting the days of bounty again :-) Congrats!!!

  8. I've never heard the expression toad floater before and I am just so glad I have now - wonderful. Also wonderful are those cucumbers - they look perfect.