Monday, June 13, 2011

Harvest for Week of June 13, 2011

Every week Daphne hosts Harvest Mondays where home gardeners around the world showcase their harvest for the week.  This week, my spring crops were pulled out, as they started to bolt.  Summer crops are still growing and flowering but will not be harvest ready atleast for another couple weeks. 

Bunch of Red Radishes

Last of the spring Spinach



  1. Everything looks great! What do you do with your mint?

  2. Have you ever chopped up mint and cooked it in scrambeled eggs? I know, sounds yucky, but its WONDERFUL! Try it!! Great looking harvest!

  3. With your long winter in Minnesota, I would have thought that you would have a much longer spring season for those spring goodies to keep growing without bolting, but I guess we're all facing the same thing! Your radishes look great. They are supposed to be easy to grow, but for some reason, I can't seem to grow them in my garden to save my life.

  4. Great harvest! I was surprised to see that you were still picking spinach but I see that you're in zone 4. Must be cold up there!

  5. Your radishes are gorgeous! I was late in planting my radishes, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we might get a few :-)

  6. Pretty radishes. I still have a few in the fridge, but I've got to get them eaten up soon.

  7. Allison - Thanks! We use mint in several Indian dishes including Biryani. Yum!

    Deb S - Thanks for the tip!

    Thyme2garden - No, we don't have any advantage of being up North:) We've had weird weather in spring. We've had 60's temp and two day earlier 105F!

    Thomas - My spinach had a bolted! It was my last crop(:

    Bee Girl - Thanks! I've planted them again for another harvest!

    Daphne - Thanks! I have some of the radishes to be eaten too(in the fridge!)

  8. Your harvest looks awesome! We use the Eco-Smart line of pesticides and fungicides. Because it's organic, it doesn't work as well as the synthetic chemical stuff, so you do have to spray plants more often. We do it like twice or 3 times a week. This year, we are also trying this brand. Ortho Elementals
    The jury is still out on whether it's effective.

  9. BTW, my husband's father, the farmer, recommended that I buy PYRETHRIN INSECTICIDE, which is a natural organic pesticide also. I haven't tried it but I think I'll buy some soon.