Monday, September 3, 2012

Harvest Monday - Sept 3, 2012

This week we harvested the melons!!  Altogether 5 of them(different days) fell of their stems into the mesh bags tied around them(on the vertical trellis).  They were too juicy and fragrant! yum!  Also kohlrabi was finally harvested- first of the season.

Rest of the harvests were as usual - beans, cukes, zucchini, some raspberries and the last couple blackberries.  Thanks to Daphne for hosting Harvest Mondays!

The only melon to crack...
 
First of the kohlrabis, more carrots, cilantro, orange bell, cukes, zucchini
 
Long beans, another melon, zucchini
 
OK, I had to show this :)
 
Long beans, bush beans, tomatoes, cukes
 
Eggplants, banana peppers
 
Long beans, tomatoes, bush beans,  chillies
 
Long beans, white eggplant, orange bells, bush beans, cukes, red chilli peppers
 
Red raspberries
 
 Zucchini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Yum! Now I want to grow melons next year :) what a great looking harvest.

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    1. You should try growing them vertically!

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  2. All but one of my melons harvested themselves. I'd check them one day, and the stem would be firmly attached, then the next day they would be off the vine without any help from me. Luckily none split, but three small ones were too ripe and mushy and had to be composted. Oh, they are so very good and sweet! I'll grow them again next year, but stagger my planting so they don't all ripen at once!

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    1. I find harvesting melons quite easy. When ripe, they fall off the stems :) Watermelons on the other hand, are hard to judge. Something about tendrils drying out...will have to look it up online. I have 5 or so personal size watermelons on the vine.

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  3. wonderful harvest, love those melons. Has been a poor year for them here, but there are some few still left on the vines, so waiting to see if they make it before frost.

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    1. Thank you! Hope you are able to harvest yours before frost. I still have some more melons and watermelons to pick before frost!

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  4. Love those melons! We had our first this year and it's so much better than tasteless from the supermarket. Beautiful eggplants and peppers too.

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    1. Thank you Jenny! Yes, they're always tasty from your own garden :)

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  5. Congrats on the melon harvest, and everything else looks good too! We had a week of rain and lower temps that slowed things down a bit so we'll be happy when the sun comes back.

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully you'll be able to harvest some soon.

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  6. I had a rough season with my cantaloupes....I'd watch and watch and watch and next thing you know, they're on the ground, cracked and covered with ants. Yours look lovely!!

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  7. I've had mine growing vertically and bag the fruit - it keeps them off ground and also keeps some weight off the trellis.

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