Monday, June 24, 2013

Harvest Monday June 24, 2013

I've only had two harvests for this week.....Please visit Daphne's Dandelions for other harvests of the week.

Spring onions

Garden Pictures Part 2

These pictures were taken about 2 weeks the first week of June.

Front yard pictures-

Peonies and Rose plant
These are all Aster(flower) plants underneath the crabapple tree
Side Corner of the house
Asiatic Lilly
Birth bath in the front garden
Now for my apple trees in the backyard...We have 3 apple trees and all three have set fruit this year.  So far I've bagged about 370!  I know because I went through packets of Ziploc bags.  Zestar! has set fruit for the first time, so pretty excited about it.  So far it has about 40 or so apples.  Rest are equally bagged between Honeycrisp and Sweet16.  Honeycrisp is one apple tree that sets overwhelming number of apples.  Maybe that's why it takes a break every other year!  I've tried to thin clusters of 4 or 5 to one, but each limb has so many clusters of fruits that I am not sure if there is a limit to clusters themselves.  Anyway, will see how the tree decides to thin its fruits.  Yes, the tree goes through its own thinning process and over the next month or so, I will see many ziplocs with the fruits in them on the ground. 
Bag with a small apple in it.
My apple trees

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Garden pictures .....Part 1

These were taken last week....of my raised beds.  Planting was later than usual almost till June 13 or so, when I was finally done with everything outside. 

Bed#1, Radishes, peas.  Tomatoes and peppers planted.
Cabbage and broccoli
Three containers of potatoes
Bed#2.  Beans - burgundy and green
Long beans by the netting
Bed #3 - Kohlrabi, onions, long beans, white radishes
Bed#4. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, kohlrabi, carrots
Strawberry bed#1 - Allstar june bearing
Strawberry bed#2 - Ozark beauty everbearing


Harvest Monday - June 17, 2013

I've had a few different harvests this week.  Looking at images, I realized that I forgot to take pictures of another batch of methi leaves and radish leaves.  So not a bad harvest week at all....For everyone else's harvest, visit Daphne's Dandelions.

Asparagus ready to be sautéed...

Fenugreek (methi) leaves
Radish leaves
Spring onion

Monday, June 10, 2013

Harvest Monday June 10, 2013

Asparagus again!!  Not that I'm complaining :)  Also harvested a few bok choys that were starting to flower. 

The rains here in Minnesota are unbelievable this spring!  Everyday is cloudy and there's spotty showers randomly throughout the day.  Everything has been delayed including planting the garden. By yesterday, I was able to plant all tomatoes, peppers, eggplants etc., with the exception of bittergourd, melons and cantelopes.  Will be doing it in a day or two. 

Apples are starting to form which also means an additional task of bagging them to keep them free of worms!  Already bagged about 100 yesterday alone.  Will need to do another 300 more!

Handful of bok choy
Head on over to Daphne's Dandelions for harvests around the world!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Harvest Monday - June 3, 2013

I've only had asparagus harvests for the last two times, so this post is a combination of both of those harvests.

Asparagus harvest for the week of 5/27
Asparagus harvest for this week
Thanks for Daphne for hosting the Harvest Mondays showcasing harvests around the world!!