The Survival Podcast Forum

Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Topic started by: Lifeon2whls on July 28, 2014, 02:32:33 PM

Title: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Lifeon2whls on July 28, 2014, 02:32:33 PM
So I thought it would be fun to start a thread to see what we are all harvesting.

To start off the thread, when I went to check on the chickens this morning we had a few tomatoes ready to go along with the eggs I pulled from the boxes:
(http://www.weretherussos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SAM_0135.jpg)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: The FOM on August 05, 2014, 12:35:43 PM
Today I harvested a baseball cap full of french beans, a handful of runner beans, six courgettes (three that had gone over and were like marrows), an armful of perpetual spinach, a cucumber, some chillies and three eggs. I also picked some of the first of the seasons blackberries. We have had a really hot summer for a change here in the UK and everything is about a month ahead.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on August 05, 2014, 03:55:54 PM
Tomatoes,asparagus beans(Long Beans) , butternut squash,cucumbers ,a tomato fattened rabbit ...almost a unlucky squirrel  who taunted me just out of my comfortable handgun range.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on August 05, 2014, 05:58:28 PM
Swiss chard, cucumbers, zucchini, and bell peppers.  What a great summer it has been so far!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on August 05, 2014, 07:34:41 PM
I do like this thread!  Should have some okra to post by this weekend.

Mods, is this thread pin-at-the-top-worthy?  It is definitely an upbeat thing!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: suzysurvivor on August 05, 2014, 08:02:52 PM
lots of squash, some tomatoes and somebody helped themselves to our broccoli at the community garden.  Bon appetite!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Mr. Bill on August 05, 2014, 08:05:08 PM
I harvested one 5/8"-diameter fruit of Echinocereus triglochidiatus (a.k.a. Wine Cups Cactus).  Tastes like... strawberry-flavored cactus. 8)

Mods, is this thread pin-at-the-top-worthy?  It is definitely an upbeat thing!

Done!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Lifeon2whls on August 05, 2014, 09:13:27 PM
Awesome, glad this is taking off!

We pulled out a HUGE squash and a bucket full of tomatoes yesterday. Also got a couple handfuls of figs - I dont know about anyone else but there is nothing better than a fully ripe fig that's been warmed by the summer sun! Unfortunately the Japanese beetles agree with me so I have to fight with them over the figs :(
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on August 05, 2014, 09:28:21 PM
Done!
Thanks!

OK okra plants, don't let me down now.  Gotta have a pic to post this weekend.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 05, 2014, 09:33:26 PM
greens, brocolli, 5 quarts milk, 4 eggs, 2 or 3 buckets of grapes, a basket or 2 of strawberries, a few raspberries
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on August 07, 2014, 07:36:11 PM
This evening's harvest:
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc502/AlanGeorges/veg1.jpg)

Not big, and maybe 1/4 of the okra had gotten tough, but the peppers'll go into the sauce jars in a day or so and the rest made a nice side-dish at supper.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on August 07, 2014, 07:45:40 PM
well, I don't have pictures, and it was harvested all last week, but I got 50 c of huckleberry puree for jam, so probably about 75 c of berries.  that makes 16 pints and 15 half-pints of jam.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 07, 2014, 09:35:43 PM
http://imgur.com/XNnQC32.jpg


EDIT BY MR. BILL: I don't know why the linked images won't display here -- maybe because they're 4128x2232 pixels?  Anyway, I've modified this post and the ones below to show the links to the images.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on August 08, 2014, 06:35:05 AM
More butternut squash,the figs are fading as are the tomatoes in this heat...carried my AR7 with me to the garden and squirrely and his friend did not recognize I had a gun....in the cook pot with butternut,onions,lemon pepper,and a little bacon....yummy for me and Brandi...the dawg.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 08, 2014, 08:37:58 AM
http://imgur.com/lCxclIe.jpg
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Smurf Hunter on August 10, 2014, 09:33:40 AM
http://imgur.com/KHi2q6j.jpg
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on August 10, 2014, 11:11:59 AM
Today I picked tomatoes,long beans,butternut squash...and armadillo...the other pork. Dawg just worked on her mastodon bone.(cow)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on August 10, 2014, 06:13:22 PM
Bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, peas, and cherry tomatoes. 
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: SuburbanGardener on August 10, 2014, 06:59:28 PM
Tomatoes, Peppers (mostly Jalapeno), and strawberries
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on August 11, 2014, 07:53:02 PM
Today I picked about a bushel of green beans! 
Title: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: gpforet on August 12, 2014, 01:45:09 PM
Crookneck and straight neck squash is just about done. 15 or so quart freezer bags put up over the last month. Zucchini are still producing as quickly as we can eat and give away.  Cucumbers are slowing down but still producing. 16 pints of pickles and relish plus all the fresh cucumbers we can eat. Getting about 3-4 tomatoes/day. Doesn't look like we'll have enough to can this year. We ate the last of our 2 cantaloupe this weekend. The bush green beans are just started. Had our first meal with them sunday. Hope to get enough over the next month to put up a dozen or so quart jars. There's about 4 or 5 watermelons still ripening as well as butternut squash. Peppers, okra, and corn did not do well.

The garden is 5 raised beds 4'x8'x2' and occupies an area of about 30'x30'. One bed was done as a hugel mound and has been very happy. Compose comes from our horse barn. Neem Oil and diatomaceous earth for pest control. Fish emulsion and water from the aquaponics system for fertilizer.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Lifeon2whls on August 12, 2014, 05:54:39 PM
Had a pretty nice haul from our little garden the other day (My favorite are the figs - i LOVE those things!!!)

 (http://www.weretherussos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/SAM_0257.jpg)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on October 05, 2014, 04:35:12 PM
Some apples from our property and mushrooms from the woods.
(http://knecht.novarata.net/?di=CAVI)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Cedar on October 05, 2014, 04:44:12 PM
Are those parasols on the right?

Cedar
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on October 05, 2014, 04:50:25 PM
Yes. Very good for frying. Their legs are sort of tough to chew in a meal so we usually left them behind, but just recently heard from my aunt that she dries them and grinds to powder. Uses that powder for soups and stews, says it's very good. I'm just drying these to check it out.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: a_recent_zombie on October 09, 2014, 08:09:11 AM
Wow! Lots of great stuff on here!
We pulled some kale, a few tomatoes and some strawberries out today.

We did a container garden on the deck this year since we were traveling back and forth a lot while we got things set up at our place. The garden rode back and forth in the back of my truck 100+ mile round trip every few weeks in the beginning... got pretty tired of carrying planters and pots by the end of it and some of the plants got whipped around by the wind on the highway but everything survived.

Once we were settled the chipmunks moved in and pretty much mowed most everything down on the deck and the deer took out the stuff they could reach, I had to build some pretty extreme "plant bunkers" to protect the rest and everything has done pretty good since then. We moved everything inside earlier this month since we are getting freezing temps at night up here (we are around 8,000 ft up here in the Rockies of CO) and so far things are still producing nicely.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on October 12, 2014, 01:40:04 PM
Some more apples and walnuts are home.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on October 12, 2014, 04:30:00 PM
Yesterday we extracted about 130 pounds of honey--our best yield yet! 
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: fnfalguy on October 12, 2014, 05:16:46 PM
Last of the tomatoes here, and a couple straggler jalepenos, Cubanelles and two handfuls of cucamelons
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: SuburbanGardener on October 13, 2014, 06:04:12 AM
Yesterday, I picked a large bowl of assorted peppers (bell, jalapeno, banana, chili).  I figure I have at least one more harvest in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Three Chickadees Farm on October 17, 2014, 11:57:10 PM
Today I pulled in the last of the hot season plants. 20lbs of Sheybogan Tomatoes, 22 hungarian peppers, 2 super chili plants, 10 cucumbers, 68 squash came in to the garage (damned squirells) and 36lbs of potatoes came in to dry.  We still have kale, salad, and carrots growing well.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: J09 on October 26, 2014, 07:31:28 PM
Bell peppers, the last of the pole beans and Swiss Chard.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LibertyBelle on October 26, 2014, 09:38:59 PM
Salad fixin's consisting of four types of lettuce, tomatoes, a couple of peppers, a handful of cucamelons (we've had a couple of pretty good frosts, so I thought those would certainly be gone by now, but they are still blooming!), a few young radishes and some beet greens.  Oh, and picked some Granny Smith apples for dessert.    This doesn't count the fresh eggs for breakfast that we got from the chicken and quail this morning.

I checked the broccoli that I planted last month and they already have quarter sized heads on them.  The temps are supposed to drop drastically by mid week, and while the brassicas don't mind the cooler weather, I'll be putting on the hoop covers over those garden boxes that contain the more tender plant such as the tomato and pepper plants since they are still heavily loaded with green to semi-ripe produce.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: ttubravesrock on February 03, 2015, 12:05:56 PM
I harvested some snow from the yard for doing dishes...

Sorry, no pictures.

Basically, I have a canning pot and a long-handled crawdad pot. First, I fill up the canning pot with snow and put it on top of the already-hot wood stove. As it melts and shrinks, I keep adding a crawdad pot's worth of more snow. I typically do this once a week, and let the dishes pile up for a week. While I'm melting snow, I watch a movie. By the end of the movie, I have a big canning pot of nice hot water to put in the sink so I can do dishes.

While I'm doing the dishes, I have a stock pot on the stove melting more snow for later in the dish-washing process.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: survivalgardener on March 19, 2015, 07:30:49 AM
Just picked some camote greens.  Camotes are like central american sweet potatoes.  Their greens are uber nutritious.   
http://survivalgardener.com/camotes/ (http://survivalgardener.com/camotes/)

(http://i.imgur.com/HGc1cC0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/i5YIA7k.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kjo08EY.jpg)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: ttubravesrock on March 28, 2015, 12:44:55 AM
what type of flavor do the greens have? Your blog mentions that they can be eaten like spinach, but is that approximately how they taste?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: keebler on March 28, 2015, 06:33:21 AM
third asparagus stalk  in my Pump house a foot tall last night.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: survivalgardener on March 28, 2015, 07:15:47 AM
They don't have any unique flavor. Just a very usable and incredibly nutritious salad green.  They're a little courser than salad greens, but not too bad.  The best thing is.....they grow without much care or water. 

what type of flavor do the greens have? Your blog mentions that they can be eaten like spinach, but is that approximately how they taste?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: alan123 on March 28, 2015, 02:18:23 PM
Artichokes and sugar snap peas
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: ttubravesrock on March 29, 2015, 01:45:52 PM
They don't have any unique flavor. Just a very usable and incredibly nutritious salad green.  They're a little courser than salad greens, but not too bad.  The best thing is.....they grow without much care or water.

They will not grow for me, but I live in Alaska. I am envious of your ability to grow things in the tropics, but I love it here. I have to accept the fact that I can't grow just anything.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: sshickson on March 30, 2015, 11:10:49 AM
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah255/Shelli_Hickson/Garden%202015/1427730513101-1042894384_zpshxm7fedi.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/Garden%202015/1427730513101-1042894384_zpshxm7fedi.jpg.html)

Spinach, Romaine, Red Lettuce and Arugula
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: growobx on March 30, 2015, 11:39:27 AM
Foraged "Silverberry" elaeagnus pungens (I think) fruit from an oceanfront house in Avon, NC. It could be one of a few varieties of Elaeagnus, I'm not too sure. There are so many that have been planted as landscape plants. Just me and the birds pay the berries any attention.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on March 30, 2015, 05:10:35 PM
Nothing stunning or picture-worthy this evening.  Just picked a little kale for a salad.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: sshickson on March 30, 2015, 07:41:19 PM
Nothing stunning or picture-worthy this evening.  Just picked a little kale for a salad.

Anything that you grow and harvest is a success!!!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Cedar on March 30, 2015, 09:04:05 PM
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah255/Shelli_Hickson/Garden%202015/1427730513101-1042894384_zpshxm7fedi.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Shelli_Hickson/media/Garden%202015/1427730513101-1042894384_zpshxm7fedi.jpg.html)

Spinach, Romaine, Red Lettuce and Arugula

NICE!!

Cedar
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: sshickson on March 30, 2015, 10:30:43 PM
NICE!!

Cedar

Thanks! I got so excited today because my broccoli is putting on heads and my corn, garlic, shallots and mustard greens have all started sprouting! I know I sound silly, but it makes me happy!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on April 18, 2015, 03:03:34 PM
Starting to get nice amount of this season's "bear garlic" leaves sticking out of ground. Rhubarb is sprouting too.
Great news - all my new trees I planted last year are alive! Even in this harsh clima and long winter we had. Just ordered 14 more to plant! Need to think where I'll put them.
Also, my two plants of Labrador tea seem to be doning fine.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: sshickson on April 18, 2015, 08:53:17 PM
Congrats on the trees. We planted 6 and I am not sure that 2 of them will make it. Good luck with the new ones!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on April 19, 2015, 05:29:51 AM
Thanks. I'll keep updating about them. I was never fond of gardening, messing with carrots and onion and such, but I got really interested in trees lately.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on April 19, 2015, 06:55:34 AM
Got my first butternut squash today,I will put onion.banana pepper,pork sausage in the seed hollow and bake it a while...then eat.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: AnnsSolo on May 09, 2015, 06:03:18 PM
7 pounds of rhubarb
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on September 12, 2015, 07:12:49 PM
Couple baskets of yellow and red plums, green and yellow beans and some herbs. Hope to check the forests for mushrooms in a day or two.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: fred.greek on September 13, 2015, 04:13:18 PM
Just enough to add to supper.  A few small(ish) yams, the leaves from their vines, some moringa tree branches for the fern-like leaves, and the remaining dandelions that I could find.  Unfortunately the tomatoes and salmon are from the local grocery. 

Looking forward to the wife’s retirement so we can get in a place we own, and expand the “homestead” food production.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on September 13, 2015, 05:02:11 PM
I picked TWO large (8 to 10 pound) Butternut squash,they are better when picked earlier...but these are my seed stock for
next years 'hand tossed'garden,also got some carrots and cucumbers and 4 cantaloupe.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 13, 2015, 05:12:33 PM
Friday.. Some tomatoes. Beefsteak and mortgage lifter. And some basil. Then:

Olive oil in a saucepan. Add Garlic, Red pepper flakes, and basil. Med-low heat until flavors are simmered (champagne bubble). Turn off.

Cook skinned, seeded tomatoes in a frying pan until broken down over med-low heat.

Boil fresh homemade pasta ~2 min. Drain.

Add flavored (strained) olive oil to tomatoes. Season with sea salt.

Toss pasta into tomatoes and add chiffonade of fresh basil.

Serve with grated Parmagiano Regiano.

Fresh pasta with fresh tomato sauce. One of my late summer favorites.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on September 14, 2015, 12:09:39 PM
Couple baskets of yellow and red plums, green and yellow beans and some herbs. Hope to check the forests for mushrooms in a day or two.

Well, like I said, we went mushroom hunting today. Found just coupe edible ones, then had to interrupt our foraging trip as we found a smouldering 10x10m place in the woods, obviously around a former campfire. Spent the next hour navigating the firemen through the woods and went home then. Hope for better results next time.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LibertyBelle on September 21, 2015, 09:54:42 PM
Okra, some heirloom tomatoes, a big hand full of cucamelons, some grapes, approx 4 dozen quail eggs and a half dozen chicken eggs, and a hand full of herbs for making omelets.   
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on September 26, 2015, 08:42:11 AM
Brought some mushrooms from the woods. Also loaded a full trunk of firewood (offcuts from recent logging). I don't usually go by car, but took my Grandma (92) who loves walking in the woods and looking for mushrooms, but it's too exhausting for her to get to the hills.
We plan to pick some apples and pears. There's a half-wild, old pear tree here, has small but very sweet fruit. I want to dry some.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on September 29, 2015, 09:06:08 AM
There's a half-wild, old pear tree here, has small but very sweet fruit. I want to dry some.

Drying went well, quartered little pears were baked on low temperature and then finished in a dehydrator. Delicious. Must make more next season.

Harvested a handfull of apples from the 1-2 years old trees I planted. It feels great to eat fruit from a tree you've planted yourself. Can't wait to taste the first fruit from my mespulus germanicus. They need to freeze before they're harvested.

Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: PermacultureTrees on November 15, 2015, 10:46:19 AM
Piles and piles of artichokes!! Such a great crop, you can't kill it.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LibertyBelle on December 08, 2015, 08:43:18 PM
Kale and onions
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on January 20, 2016, 10:54:38 AM
Harvested exactly TWO medlars (they need to get frozen before they are ripe to harvest). But it's only been two years since the little tree was planted, so I hope this was just a preview of what it may yet bring us. Haven't tasted it yet. I have planted two more medlars in 2015, out of which one seems to be pretty much dead, but I'm giving it time to revive this Spring. The oldest one may get some trimming this year, as will some other trees I planted over the last three years. Apples, pears, cherry, sour cherry, amelanchier (Am. Canadensis lives, Am. Lamarckii seems dead), cornel, honeysuckle, chestnut, walnut....
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on February 14, 2016, 11:36:43 AM
The Meyer lemons have been here, hardly any real cold this year, so no frost damage for once. Lots of fruit. Also harvesting Miners lettuce, it self seeds under some of the fruit trees. I had lemon sorrel and red russian kale, but let the chickens out to free range and they ate it all !
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: FreeLancer on February 14, 2016, 05:07:39 PM
Mandarinquats
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on May 20, 2016, 08:00:31 AM
First strawberries from the new 125 plants we set out earlier, from Shumway.
Pulled one red onion to see how it was doing.


Need to build a hidden bunker with a autofire weapon to catch the wabbit that has discovered my 5" tall corn...... :badgarden:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on May 25, 2016, 07:41:40 PM
So far this week a double-handful of cayenne and jalapeño peppers, just a couple of cayennes today.

Okra's showing some little starts of fruit.  Should have the first side-dish of the stuff late next week.  I'm staying on top of the fire ant situation this year.  It was frustrating to have the little bastards ruin half my crop last year, but once they got established there was no fighting them back in time to save things.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on May 25, 2016, 08:05:12 PM
A few more strawberries.
Gotta figure which/what critter is taking a bite out of a few of them. One bite and leaves the rest, about half of the berry.
Turtle? Wabbit?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 02, 2016, 08:48:49 PM
More strawberries, coming on strong. Caught a turtle munching, but must have another one munching.
Have 1 green pepper *yah* ready to pick
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Frugal Upstate on June 03, 2016, 05:37:40 AM
Planting season is just in its early stages here is zone 5, but my Egyptian walking onions are up & I harvested some that had walked to inappropriate locations.  I've also foraged violet leaf & plantain from the yard for herbals, and been snipping at my choice, sage & lovage.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on June 08, 2016, 10:09:07 PM
Okra's starting to come in.  Picked a half-dozen today, should have a mess by the weekend.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: DWESmith on June 08, 2016, 10:29:22 PM
Lettuce, strawberries, chives, and duck eggs recently.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Smurf Hunter on June 13, 2016, 11:49:55 AM
Raspberries
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 14, 2016, 08:12:55 AM
Mulberry's. Got a few before the birds did.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on June 14, 2016, 08:28:45 AM
Butternut squash...yum...seed I had just tossed on some land near me.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on June 14, 2016, 06:10:20 PM
Butternut squash...yum...seed I had just tossed on some land near me.
Mine's flowering out, getting ready make some squash.  Lots of busy pollinators around the plants.  Patience....

In the meantime, the okra and cherry tomatoes are kicking in production.  Ate the first few handfuls of each this past weekend.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on June 14, 2016, 06:12:07 PM
Mine's flowering out, getting ready make some squash.  Lots of busy pollinators around the plants.  Patience....

In the meantime, the okra and cherry tomatoes are kicking in production.  Ate the first few handfuls of each this past weekend.

I started 6 plants under grow lights in my BOL. so I get early and late produce.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 14, 2016, 07:46:14 PM
Radishes, first thing I've picked out of the big garden.  ;D . Couple onions to see how they are doing.

Tomatoes shouldn't be too far off....Big and green.



Can radishes be stored/saved?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on June 14, 2016, 09:07:24 PM
I started 6 plants under grow lights in my BOL. so I get early and late produce.
Ah, I am such a bum.  I feel like I barely got mine in the ground, and am hoping they produce something before the heat really gets going.  I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that okra and peppers will do OK out in the sunny parts of the garden, but tomatoes and, well, about anything else need a little bit of shade in this heat.  Can't believe that the summer solstice is almost upon us.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on June 15, 2016, 05:00:04 AM
Ah, I am such a bum.  I feel like I barely got mine in the ground, and am hoping they produce something before the heat really gets going.  I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that okra and peppers will do OK out in the sunny parts of the garden, but tomatoes and, well, about anything else need a little bit of shade in this heat.  Can't believe that the summer solstice is almost upon us.

I plant the butternut as ground cover and in partial shade,tomatoes are not doing too well this year...even with daily watering.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 15, 2016, 08:12:43 AM
tomatoes are not doing too well this year...even with daily watering.


Heat? Or?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on June 15, 2016, 09:11:04 AM

Heat? Or?

HEAT! ...the ROMA tomatoes are about the only survivors.But the long beans are going crazy with 3 foot long beans.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: bigbear on June 15, 2016, 11:51:54 AM
Been harvesting lettuce and spinach for a few weeks.  But I just picked my first batch of peas, zukes, and broccoli.  Not too much longer for the fist big wave...   ;D

Blueberries are starting to turn.  Cukes and beans are starting to form.  Tomato starting to flower.  Saw a few melons starting too.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 15, 2016, 10:00:52 PM
HEAT! ...the ROMA tomatoes are about the only survivors.But the long beans are going crazy with 3 foot long beans.

Well that sucks. Romas seem to stand some heat when others don't. I always try to have a few romas. I must have ten different varieties this year. 108 plants.

3' beans. Now that's something!!!



More radishes today. Have some huge tomato's coming on. Abe Lincoln brand. First I've ever seen/planted and of these
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on June 16, 2016, 04:49:31 AM
Well that sucks. Romas seem to stand some heat when others don't. I always try to have a few romas. I must have ten different varieties this year. 108 plants.

3' beans. Now that's something!!!



More radishes today. Have some huge tomato's coming on. Abe Lincoln brand. First I've ever seen/planted and of these

Asparagus beans, often called long beans...I was introduced to them by a korean co-worker about 25 years ago.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 16, 2016, 09:47:15 AM
Wind and 1/2" rain took out my corn last night.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Ms. Albatross on June 16, 2016, 09:56:43 AM
Wind and 1/2" rain took out my corn last night.

 :'(
Bummer
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 16, 2016, 08:42:54 PM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/cornc_zpsngdk6grt.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/cornc_zpsngdk6grt.jpg.html)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/cornb_zpskj3mgezf.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/cornb_zpskj3mgezf.jpg.html)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/corna_zpsffv7oq7p.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/corna_zpsffv7oq7p.jpg.html)

Got 2 25' rows of 24" corn back up and hilled up (in the mud).
97 degree temp and close to 100% humidity today, I did that off and on.
When the better half got home, She helped me with the 6' corn. We got a 65' row rehilled up, plus half of another one, in the mud.  ::)


So at 9pm after I got the chickens closed up, it started sprinkling and got windy.....again.
Guess we'll see what tomorrow brings....... :(
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 18, 2016, 09:28:03 PM
Got my corn straightened back up and rehilled. whew......

Lost maybe 20 stalkes. Not too bad I guess.

Picked the first 2 ripe tomatoes today. Racoon picked 4 green ones yesterday. Wasteful little critters aren't they. Take a bite then leave the rest.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on June 19, 2016, 05:10:03 AM
We've harvested some Elder blossoms for drying. Also some Melissa officinalis(hope that's how you translate it). Likely no plantain harvesting for making syrup this year - we've stocked enough last year.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 19, 2016, 08:07:58 AM
The little white flowers? They are falling off of our elderberrys now, making bulbs.
What do you use those for?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on June 20, 2016, 09:52:29 AM
Dry them for herbal tea, good for cold and such. Can be also used as natural yeast for various homemade wines. Can be jared in sweet water for a couple days to make sort of bubbling soft drink, even very lightly alcoholic if you keep it fermenting long enough. Berries can be used for marmelades and for elderberry syrup, again great against cough, cold and flu.
Blossoms are best if picked half-flowering (we're on higher, colder ground, so we're just at it, it's likely already in full flowering in warmer regions). For fermenting, you want them rather fully flowering and with as much pollen as you can keep on them.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 20, 2016, 09:52:43 PM
Ok thanks. Ours are putting on the small berries now, with the white flowers falling off.

We make jelly with the berries. I bought a steamer/juicer last year.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on June 21, 2016, 05:00:11 AM
We made interesting marmelade when mixing them with black rowanberries.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: The Dark Unicorn on June 21, 2016, 04:40:09 PM
My first 7.... yes 7 little blueberries
And a single Amish paste tomato

Ugh...... must expand and build a hoop house covered in netting to keep the furred and feathered snacks out..... permission from front office first
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on June 21, 2016, 04:47:30 PM
Sweet taters ,butternut squash,cucumbers ,and long beans and a tomato fattened bunny rabbit all harvested from open land that I just toss some seed on and let nature tend to weeding and watering.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 21, 2016, 07:24:57 PM
My first 7.... yes 7 little blueberries
And a single Amish paste tomato

Ugh...... must expand and build a hoop house covered in netting to keep the furred and feathered snacks out..... permission from front office first

Kewl. We put in 2 blueberry plants (expensive little things  :o) and put a homemade tomato cage around them. 5' tall cage and the deer managed to munch on them.  :'( So we staked the cages down good and wrapped poultry netting around the cages. That stopped the midnight snacking.


Picked radishes and tomatoes
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Alan Georges on June 21, 2016, 08:10:23 PM
The okra, cherry tomatoes, and cayenne peppers have really kicked into production now.  Getting enough for regular table use and some storage, mainly as pepper sauce.

Note to self: the okra and tomatoes will outgrow and overshadow the dollar weeds, but everything else needs more intensive tending.  Live and learn.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: DrJohn on June 22, 2016, 06:59:44 AM
We picked our first crop of Gooseberries from the plants we planted last year - boy are they tart, but super high in Vit C and lots of other goodies!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 22, 2016, 09:51:09 PM
Tomatoes
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on June 23, 2016, 07:47:54 AM
You guys make me remember how much of a frigid backwater I live in. My tomatoes are barely flowering. I am harvesting currants today though. I'm planning on using them in a mead.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: bigbear on June 23, 2016, 11:13:10 AM
Zukes are ramping up.  Picked 4 more this morning.  Broccoli heads getting cut this evening.  More peas.

Beans, tomatoes and cukes are starting to set.

My 1 year old blueberry 'bushes' had some ripening berries.  Birds are beating me to them as they ripen though...  I wasn't counting on anything this year anyway.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 24, 2016, 12:32:16 AM
1 yellow tomato  ;D
Handful of beans
Handful of peas.
Handful of radishes.

All (cept the mater) was in tonights supper salad.  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on June 27, 2016, 03:41:30 PM
Pounds of currants and my first raspberry. I do love raspberry season.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: nkawtg on June 27, 2016, 03:43:40 PM
Onions
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 27, 2016, 09:26:57 PM
1 larger, wrinkled up tomato  ;D
Beans
Peas (about gone for this season)
2 small red taters that kinda popped outa their hidy hole, so I snatched em. About golf ball size.
Radishes, the ones that got outa hand. Huge......going to slice and dry them. Never done that with radishes before. So.... :-\
1 beet. It too just kinda popped out. Wife said *sure that's a beet?*
Sliced the bottom end off....ayup...tastes like dirt to me. It's a beet..... ;D <-----future piggie food.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on June 29, 2016, 09:50:42 PM
Tomatoes
Green beans
Peas
Beets
Eggs
Okra
Blackberrys
Radishes
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: ncjeeper on June 29, 2016, 10:18:23 PM
A few green beans.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on July 01, 2016, 11:01:37 AM
Couple strawberries....cherries are getting ripe soon.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 01, 2016, 12:05:30 PM
Long beans (asparagus beans),butternut squash,potatoes,sweet potatoes,tomatoes,a couple of scrawny cantaloupes...all from my broadcast,no care,gorilla garden that I tossed seed onto 'open land' that any who see the garden can harvest from...peanuts did poorly but the pepper plants are soon to produce . I don't weed,water,or dig for this garden,it it would harvest itself ,it would be perfect.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Cedar on July 01, 2016, 12:13:44 PM
What kind of peanuts are you growing Carl? I tried them once in Canada in a planter box and they are really neat. I need to try that again one day.

Cedar
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 01, 2016, 12:28:14 PM
What kind of peanuts are you growing Carl? I tried them once in Canada in a planter box and they are really neat. I need to try that again one day.

Cedar

I just picked and dried a plant from San Antonio on a family farm...I am pretty sure that they are called SPANISH PEANUTS ,they are a smaller variety ,though very tasty ...they grow best in a sandy soil and produce two nuts per shell normally but 4 to 5 nuts per shell when water is good. These I had to dig and plant and I am still sure squirrels got some,but that's OK as they leave alone the tomatoes as I also planted (buy throwing) a bunch of sunflowers and critters really go for them.From the access road,the garden just looks like an unkempt lot as a lot of blackberries are in the way...I cut a path at an angle to help keep my secret secure on the unfenced land that appears to have no owner.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on July 01, 2016, 12:52:08 PM
Hm, peanuts! Never thought about planting those...but if they grew in Canada, why not here. Guess I can try next year, if I find any source of them.
Looks like cherries will be rich this year. One big branch on a very old cherry veteran tree has broken from the weight. I wanted to cut it clean, but sometime within the couple days it took me to get there with a saw, a bird has decided the crack is a perfect spot for a new nest, so I left him alone and will cut the branch off after the nesting season. The cherries on the hanging broken piece seem to rippen too, so perhaps I'll be able to harvest them along with the rest of the tree. Perhaps if we can't process them in other means quickly enough, I can always take them to the still and have couple bottles for the alcohol prepping stash. Not sure about plums this year, so maybe no slivovice this time.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 01, 2016, 11:15:08 PM
4 gallon blackberrys
hot peppers
1 bell pepper
tomatoes ( didn't survive the trip to the house  ;D)
1 okra
eggs

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/DSCF0001%201_zpsbeuqihgc.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/DSCF0001%201_zpsbeuqihgc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: jerseyboy on July 02, 2016, 11:23:35 PM
First tomatoes of the season in my part of New Jersey. Pre July 4th is pretty good I think.

Jerseyboy
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 03, 2016, 04:40:25 AM
Harvested raisins yesterday as it has been so hot and dry for the last few weeks.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 03, 2016, 09:17:41 AM
2" rain yesterday, so no picking in the garden. And it'll be a couple days to dry out some, or.......tie a board to my arse and dive in........
Mud gardening anyone?  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 03, 2016, 11:17:46 AM
Butternut squash,thin skin potatoes,sweet potatoes,and figs all from the toss and grow garden...plums soon and grapefruit are looking good.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: DWESmith on July 04, 2016, 03:16:31 PM
Kale, radishes, and onions.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 04, 2016, 08:43:33 PM
Couple Abe Lincolns  ;D

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/Abe%20Lincoln%20mater/7-4%20abe%20mater_zpshccge6fz.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/Abe%20Lincoln%20mater/7-4%20abe%20mater_zpshccge6fz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Smurf Hunter on July 05, 2016, 10:15:48 AM
This past weekend my 10 year old daughter introduced our Bernese Mountain Dog to raspberries.  The dog really likes them, which was cute at first.
The following day I caught the dog eating berries off my raspberry bush.  Today there's not a berry left.

At least she's getting some fiber, but I'm bummed...
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on July 05, 2016, 01:00:37 PM
I'm getting 2 quarts of raspberries every day now. Got about a pint of cherries off the tree before the birds took their toll. It's a young tree but I was hoping for more.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 05, 2016, 06:51:05 PM
Tomatoes
Okra
Radishes
Green beans

Tomato worm.... :( Fed to chickens, they were happy  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: allofthemonkeys on July 16, 2016, 10:26:07 PM
Brocolli, califlower, lettuce, two tomatoes and a yellow summer squash
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 16, 2016, 10:38:55 PM
Tomatoes
Onions
Tomatoes
Green beans
Tomatoes
Okra
Tomatoes
Turnip tops
Tomatoes
1 ear corn
Tomatoes
1 radish
Tomatoes
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: jerseyboy on July 17, 2016, 08:24:39 AM
My cucumbers and squash are starting to come in now. Along with some paste and cherry tomatoes. I think one sweet pepper is ready to pick green but I will leave it sweeten up.

Jerseyboy
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: PaCoTx on July 18, 2016, 05:15:11 AM
Mint and lemon balm for tea,
Spaghetti squash
Roma tomatoes
Cayenne pepper
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 18, 2016, 08:17:33 AM
Tomatoes, okra, corn
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 18, 2016, 08:20:24 AM
catfish
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 18, 2016, 09:49:59 PM
Tomatoes  ;D
After processing to freeze for later use, 2 quart freezer bags of ancho peppers.
1/2 quart bag of habanero peppers.....whew couldn't hardly breath running the food chopper.
A few jalapeno peppers
Corn + worms  :o ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 20, 2016, 11:44:29 PM
Tomatoes are in high gear  ;D

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/7-20maters_zps7i6pfdfw.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/7-20maters_zps7i6pfdfw.jpg.html)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/7-20mater_zpsinxpkdrm.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/7-20mater_zpsinxpkdrm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 24, 2016, 11:21:19 PM
 ;D

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/7-24mater_zpsublkoswe.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/7-24mater_zpsublkoswe.jpg.html)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/stwood/Garden%202016/7-24maters_zpsg3fz7uuo.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/stwood/media/Garden%202016/7-24maters_zpsg3fz7uuo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 25, 2016, 05:05:02 AM
I see tomatos,potatos,and a chicken....add an onion and you have a good meal.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 25, 2016, 06:41:26 AM
Yes sir.  ;D Chicken was nosing around before I got the garden gate shut.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 01, 2016, 09:42:40 AM
Yesterday, we were blessed with : 10 lbs of yukon gold potatoes (a small area planted end of May, the rest of the bad was planted later) ; more than a quart of strawberries and 1/2 gal. wild blackberries, there have been blackberries we have missed, it is hard to go get them. Purslane for vitamins, magenta spreen lambsquarters to cook with dinner, and 1 cherry tomato (our second this year, soon we will have tomatoes)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 02, 2016, 08:02:46 PM
Picked our first 2 cantaloupe. Large one weighs 9-1/2 pound.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: DWESmith on September 21, 2016, 01:31:18 PM
Potatoes and onions yesterday.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on September 21, 2016, 01:46:03 PM
Picked some second crop tomatoes, tomatoes the developed after the first crop quit about 6 weeks ago. From my hand tossed,no care garden.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 22, 2016, 01:03:08 PM
Okra and peppers.

Have tomato plants coming up in the first pen the piggies went into in May.  :excited:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on September 22, 2016, 02:25:25 PM
Okra and peppers.

Have tomato plants coming up in the first pen the piggies went into in May.  :excited:

Tomato seeds survive even the acids in the digestive tract (they will eat a nail!) when in the tire service business I would get the call to
repair flats on a tractor that relocated a giant sized sprinkler/spreader in a field North of the cities sewage treatment plant ...the solids
were sprayed on a hay field and often there would be more mature tomato plants than hay. The regular (he said regular) workers would kid me
about the S%$T job I had ..but the "DIRT" was treated and had no odor and when I asked to pick some of the pretty , ripe tomatoes ...
they thought I was crazy, but much later I told them the BOSSES AT WORK loved my roadside stand tomatoes ...so who had the last laugh?   :rofl:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 22, 2016, 02:41:49 PM
Awesome  :rofl:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on September 24, 2016, 03:57:30 PM
Harvested a nice bunch of Capsella bursa-pastoris. Good medicinal herb, to deal with many blood-related issues, can also provide a powder to stop bleeding. I've already made some, but haven't tested it yet. Working with axes, saws, chisels, drawknives every day, making knives and tomahawks, sharpening knives for the whole family and yet I haven't cut myself enough to test the powder ever since I made it.

(http://img98.rajce.idnes.cz/d9803/7/7805/7805010_07255e0610f745dd64bd7637910f299a/images/DSC05844.jpg?ver=0)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 25, 2016, 11:49:06 AM
More walnuts. Picking up a feed bag or more a day. (40# with hulls, somewhere around there)
This will be ongoing for a couple more weeks probably, in a lessor amount. Have picked up 13 bags this week alone.

I'll use the proceeds to buy more piggie food being's the walnut huller place is close to the feed mill.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: DWESmith on September 26, 2016, 06:46:08 AM
Italian prunes! They are delicious. It's nice when the best plums I've ever had grow in my backyard.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 26, 2016, 11:33:14 PM
More walnuts. 18+ bags
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 26, 2016, 11:35:07 PM
It's nice when the best plums I've ever had grow in my backyard.


Yep. It's pretty sweet when your efforts are worthwhile!!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 30, 2016, 02:30:30 PM
Here's on oddball. I'm getting ground cherries (or husk tomatoes) right now. Dozens off only 2 plants. Last winter my wife asked me to grow them. She'd gotten some from a relative last year and loved them. They're like little sweet tomatillos and delicious. I don't think I've ever had them before. Certainly not in my local grocer.

Last of the goji today. Too bad, the baby loves them.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on October 01, 2016, 02:39:51 PM
 8)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on October 09, 2016, 05:37:51 PM
Went for just a walk around, found plenty of parasol mushrooms. Slicing them now, carefully placing on drying sifts. Woodstove is warming the yurt. Nice evening.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on October 09, 2016, 05:46:51 PM
More peppers for drying.
Cayenne
Habanero
Jalapeno
Ancho


Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Knecht on October 16, 2016, 11:48:42 AM
Picked a basket of mushrooms and brought home a carload of wood, need to cut it tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on October 16, 2016, 01:44:12 PM
Peppers. Can't believe how these haberano's  are still blooming and hanging in there.
Also the cayenne
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on October 17, 2016, 01:52:35 PM
Chestnuts, apples, tomatoes
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on October 17, 2016, 02:47:53 PM
Sweet Potatoes,butternut squash,banana peppers(shaded area) Sunflowers had many big seed heads (mostly for critters) but I took a few for the critters around the house.
Peanuts not quite ready yet.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: krispykreme on October 20, 2016, 09:17:05 AM
the only thing that grows well in my garden are apple trees so i harvest nothing but apples day after day. i'm looking forward to making cider  ::)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: fritz_monroe on October 20, 2016, 09:36:18 AM
krispykreme,
When you get the chance, please stop over at the Intro Thread (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=89.0) and introduce yourself.

I didn't have a garden this year, just a couple of plants in pots.  My jalapeno plant pumped out a ton of peppers over the past couple of weeks.  I harvested about 50 peppers off that 1 plant late last week and turned them into poppers over the weekend.  I freeze them to grill up all the rest of the year.

A good thing about end of year harvest of jalapeno peppers is you aren't screwing your later harvest by letting the peppers ripen on the plant.  I much prefer red jalapeno peppers, but I've found that it hurts my production for the rest of the summer if I allow them to ripen on the plant.  I guess the plant "knows" that it reproduced, so there's no rush to put out as many peppers later in the year.  Late in the season, there is no "later in the year"
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on November 01, 2016, 08:09:05 PM
tomatoes, peppers and today olives (mostly at me freinds, my tree is young and I had maybe 8 olives, she has 100 young trees)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on November 02, 2016, 10:36:55 AM
Peppers. Dwindling down to cayenne's and habanaro's, which we are drying, and the last will be given away. We have enough now for, ummmm, several years.  :excited: , which was the plan.  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 02, 2016, 05:39:20 PM
Black walnuts. Cracked open a couple and they were perfect.  Got a bucket full a week ago and dehulled (or is it dehusked?) them.

This was my first time harvesting them even though they've been on my dad's lot for at least 3 decades.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on November 02, 2016, 06:33:56 PM
 8)

Hulled.

Husked, is husking corn
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on November 04, 2016, 07:36:54 PM
sweet potatoes, japanese purple ones. I felt like garbage today, and am much better right before dark ! So, I wemt out with a shovel very breifly to see how the sweet potato bed is doing. Success !! But, i need tips before I take the rest, and I may wait another few weeks. I have about 1 pound right now. So, tips needed are : they seem to break off realy easily when harvesting;  I have never eaten japanses purple sweet potatoes, so ideas would be good; when I pull the bed, I will have many, many pounds and they will need a set up to be cured before storage, maybe in the bathroom, with an electric space heater and run the shower to steam the room once or twice a day ?

Ok, did a search of the site here, and found it in an old thread about root cellaring and keeping foods "Freshly harvested sweet potatoes should be cured in a warm, damp
place?aim for 80-85?F and 90% humidity?to toughen their skins and
encourage healing of small scratches. We cure our sweets in crates near the
wood cookstove, with a damp newspaper spread over the top of each crate.
Then, after seven to to days of curing, we wrap the potatoes individually
in newspaper, sort them for size, pack them in cartons and keep them in a
cool room."
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 15, 2017, 03:40:58 PM
Tomatoes, banana peppers, okra, green beans
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on August 31, 2017, 06:13:40 PM
Hazelnuts. My first harvest of them. I have a half sheet pan of hazelnuts drying on the kitchen table. It's a small harvest but... I'm a nut grower. That's something you don't often hear in my parts.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 31, 2017, 07:56:53 PM
Potatoes, green beans
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on September 02, 2017, 12:42:52 PM
A lot of muscat grapes, 3 overfilling large, metal bowls, probably about a 5 gallon pail, or more. I am now off to rest and get supplies
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 02, 2017, 01:05:12 PM
Okra, tomatoes.
Probably going to cut the okra plants down when done pickin.

Getting close on getting what we wanted to can done. Almost 380 quarts/pints this year, not counting any jelly
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 05, 2017, 11:53:22 AM
A lot of muscat grapes, 3 overfilling large, metal bowls, probably about a 5 gallon pail, or more. I am now off to rest and get supplies

I'm envious. My grapes struggled all year. I am, however, getting a bumper crop of ground cherries that my wife and daughter are enjoying. I also am getting more tomatoes than I can keep up with. I planted San Marzanos for the first time and holy cow am I enjoying them.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: archer on September 05, 2017, 01:37:33 PM
elder berries, made jelly with them..
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on September 05, 2017, 01:47:43 PM
  I got a bushel of asparagus beans ...like a green bean except 2 to 3 feet long. The hand tossed garden produces again.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 05, 2017, 02:41:02 PM
Some tomatoes. They are  winding down.
No beans, pulled the plants the last pickin.
No okra. Going to cut them down.
Some ear corn.
Couple cantaloupes
No peppers. Also pulled those plants.

Garden is winding down.
Will feed all ripe maters to the pigs, except a few to slice and eat. No more to can.
Will have some more ear corn.
Taters to dig.
Cantaloupe to eat and freeze some for cantaloupe jam.

About out of jars anyways. Down to 17 dozen mostly new, unopened.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on September 05, 2017, 10:24:40 PM
I had to go to town and got too tired, but I have tomatoes ready that need to be picked, this would be the start of my tomato harvest window.

I did pick some apples, and they are also ready now, alot of them ! I picked one large basket of them, it is hard work.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 06, 2017, 07:13:07 AM
Lettuce. If some of you down south can believe it it's been cool enough, rainy enough, and overcast enough I still get some greens in. New for me as well.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 06, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
Cantaloupe
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 09, 2017, 01:50:04 PM
Tomatoes (many types) and basil. Tonight we will eat Caprese salad with home baked Kalamata olive bread. One of my favorite simple meals.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 10, 2017, 03:22:17 PM
Cantaloupe.


Carry on  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 10, 2017, 05:27:49 PM
More jelly? Told wife next time cantaloupes are cheap here stand back I'm making jelly.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 10, 2017, 06:01:00 PM
More jelly? Told wife next time cantaloupes are cheap here stand back I'm making jelly.

Yes, jam.

Kewl on you making it. Awesome stuff
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: CharlesH on September 10, 2017, 06:27:09 PM
4 half gallon jars of sour kraut 4 half gallon jars of kimchi.  Watermellon, cucumbers (bought peppers and put up as relish), grapes (made jelly), tomatoes.
 
That was today and yesterday.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 11, 2017, 08:56:16 AM
Found a huge who-dunit pumpkin over behind the pig pen, covered by brush and pig weed. Guess that's our garden bonus.  :rofl: :clap:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 19, 2017, 12:44:57 PM
Apples, groundcherries, tomatoes.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LVWood on September 19, 2017, 12:51:56 PM
Squat!
Not a single tomato or pepper.
Tried something new, and I'll never do that again.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: MJWitt on September 19, 2017, 01:14:25 PM
Blackberries (and more blackberries). Apples just about ready and that will be it for this year.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on September 20, 2017, 10:34:28 PM
Apples
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 21, 2017, 04:11:48 PM
Mmmmm....ear corn
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Nomad 76 on July 13, 2018, 10:01:38 PM
 A bundle of Kale, a few cherry Tomatoes, and one cucumber. Oh and ten Chicken egg and eight Quail eggs. 
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 13, 2018, 10:23:01 PM
Revived thread.  ;D

Tomatoes, okra.

Not happy with my garden this year.
It's either been mud, too dry, storms breaking off plants, plants sitting here sucking up resources producing nothing, and now japanese beetles on the corn.  >:(
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 13, 2018, 10:26:13 PM
More jelly? Told wife next time cantaloupes are cheap here stand back I'm making jelly.

Well?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on July 14, 2018, 02:35:14 AM
Well?

Currently taking cantaloupes under advisement. Recent inventory showed 41 half pints of various jellys/jams on the shelf. Cantaloupe prices are as good as they'll likely get. Also said next time pineapples come cheap I was going to can some. Saw them yesterday for $0.89. I need to get some more soup on shelf, that has been in the plans also. And I need to do more meat, freezer is still crammed. What to do, what to do.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 14, 2018, 11:17:54 AM
Currently taking cantaloupes under advisement. Recent inventory showed 41 half pints of various jellys/jams on the shelf. Cantaloupe prices are as good as they'll likely get. Also said next time pineapples come cheap I was going to can some. Saw them yesterday for $0.89. I need to get some more soup on shelf, that has been in the plans also. And I need to do more meat, freezer is still crammed. What to do, what to do.

Lightweight.  ;D

Picking tomatoes every day. Not what there should be due to the heat, but we are getting some. Peppers have started to pick up. Corbica and ancho's still have not produced and fruit. Blooms are there, but are asleep.  ???
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on July 14, 2018, 11:34:17 AM
Cucamelons, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, blackcaps.  I love summer!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: CharlesH on July 14, 2018, 01:01:11 PM
I hope you guys are south of Michigan.  We’re in a lull here.  Peas and lettuce just finished.  Pumpkins just started fruiting.  Beans, edamame, corn, onions, carrots, etc.  all look good but are over a month away.  Peaches and plums also look great, but the apple and pear crops will be so so...
 
It was a very wet spring here.  That rotted out some stuff and held up planting others.  Fortunately, many younger and more energetic folks around us are doing better so the farmer markets should be good.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 14, 2018, 01:34:56 PM
I hope you guys are south of Michigan.  We’re in a lull here.  Peas and lettuce just finished.  Pumpkins just started fruiting.  Beans, edamame, corn, onions, carrots, etc.  all look good but are over a month away.  Peaches and plums also look great, but the apple and pear crops will be so so...
 
It was a very wet spring here.  That rotted out some stuff and held up planting others.  Fortunately, many younger and more energetic folks around us are doing better so the farmer markets should be good.

Yes, Missouri.
Onery Redman is in Texas.

Have I've got a good Bud in Delton up there.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 14, 2018, 03:55:36 PM
  Im knew it!m Some of you people have FRIENDS....Butternut squash is really  producing in the hand tossed garden and I found a family that will pick on halves.....
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 14, 2018, 04:30:57 PM
  Im knew it!m Some of you people have FRIENDS....Butternut squash is really  producing in the hand tossed garden and I found a family that will pick on halves.....

Yep, yer one to.  ;D

How are you going to fix your squash?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on July 14, 2018, 04:45:03 PM
Currently taking cantaloupes under advisement. Recent inventory showed 41 half pints of various jellys/jams on the shelf. Cantaloupe prices are as good as they'll likely get.
Lightweight.  ;D


Jez, no slappy here.

Lightweight huh, wife said "cantaloupes huh, make the precious jelly and buy enough to just eat". So much for the soup I wanted to make. I ain't scared and ain't no lightweight either. Buying cantaloupes tomorrow, enough for jelly and to just eat.

BTW canning fodder is the only reason for making a grocery run tomorrow.  ;D

Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 14, 2018, 04:57:44 PM
So whats the cantaloupe prices down there? I haven't ck'ed here, waiting on ours to get going. Fruit has just started on the plants. They are way behind, I should be concerned with the coons eating em by now.

10-4 on the canning fodder  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 14, 2018, 04:59:33 PM
Jez, no slappy here.



Thank goodness.  :egyptian:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on July 14, 2018, 05:46:13 PM
  I cube the squash and chop red and green pepper and onion along with angry shredded tomato as a 'soup' that I add most any kind of ham or beef (or bacon) to for flavor and fat...this mix is simmered for as long as I forget it and is ready for me or company as it is so healthy and yummy.

  I have also fire roasted some as this squash is hard to mess up and you can cook it as if it were a potato and even make fries! with onion and bacon in the area seeds occupied ,it will bake up GREAT also...Mom also makes 'pumpkin' pie with the squash as a somewhat milder substitutes.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: CharlesH on July 14, 2018, 08:13:38 PM
Yes, Missouri.
Onery Redman is in Texas.

Have I've got a good Bud in Delton up there.

I’m near Gobles, about 30 miles west of your bud.  He’s in west MI, too.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on July 15, 2018, 03:10:07 AM
So whats the cantaloupe prices down there? I haven't ck'ed here, waiting on ours to get going. Fruit has just started on the plants. They are way behind, I should be concerned with the coons eating em by now.

10-4 on the canning fodder  ;D ;D ;D
Cantaloupe is advertised $0.98 ea. at store I go to.  Checked Kroger close to me $2.48 ea.  :rofl:
  I cube the squash and chop red and green pepper and onion along with angry shredded tomato as a 'soup' that I add most any kind of ham or beef (or bacon) to for flavor and fat...this mix is simmered for as long as I forget it and is ready for me or company as it is so healthy and yummy.

  I have also fire roasted some as this squash is hard to mess up and you can cook it as if it were a potato and even make fries! with onion and bacon in the area seeds occupied ,it will bake up GREAT also...Mom also makes 'pumpkin' pie with the squash as a somewhat milder substitutes.

Yeah I bake/roast butternut, acorn, cushaw. The cushaw I just canned will become pie, soup, dessert bread, mashed with butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: bigbear on July 16, 2018, 11:44:20 AM
SE PA here:

Strawberry, lettuce, radish, peas, cauliflower, broccoli and asparagus are done.  Strawberry did fine.  It's only enough as a side dish for the family (though it is a family of 7).  Lettuce and peas were light this year.  Too wet.  My neighbors rooster and some rabbits got into my lettuce, peas, and beans though.  Which means I harvested his rooster and some rabbits too.  (full disclosure - I spoke to the neighbor ahead of time.)  Asparagus I only did one cutting as I hope they spread some more.  But cauliflower and broccoli were beautiful. 

We've been picking beans, blueberry and raspberry for the past few weeks.  (Currently deciding where else in the yard to put a few more raspberry bushes.)  I think the blueberry are done now though.  Cucumber, tomato, squash, zukes, spaghetti squash, carrots, and bell pepper started to come in this past week.  Plus the 10 chickens are giving 8-9 eggs a day. 

I did cilantro and basil for the first time this year.  And I noticed that the Mexican bean beetles weren't as bad as they had been in the past.  Anyone know if there's a connection?  Or if the smaller planting might have "hidden" them?

My wife made a zucchini lasagna that was great even if it didn't have meat!  I don't all the details, but essentially she sliced up some zukes and pre-cooked them.  Added some ricotta and homemade tomato sauce.  Layered with more sliced zukes.  Repeat.  Topped with some mozzarella.  Only the cheese wasn't from the yard. 
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 16, 2018, 03:21:44 PM
Tomatoes, okra (red this year + the normal green), onions, peppers.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on July 16, 2018, 04:53:22 PM
SE PA here:

Strawberry, lettuce, radish, peas, cauliflower, broccoli and asparagus are done.  Strawberry did fine.  It's only enough as a side dish for the family (though it is a family of 7).  Lettuce and peas were light this year.  Too wet.  My neighbors rooster and some rabbits got into my lettuce, peas, and beans though.  Which means I harvested his rooster and some rabbits too.  (full disclosure - I spoke to the neighbor ahead of time.)  Asparagus I only did one cutting as I hope they spread some more.  But cauliflower and broccoli were beautiful. 

We've been picking beans, blueberry and raspberry for the past few weeks.  (Currently deciding where else in the yard to put a few more raspberry bushes.)  I think the blueberry are done now though.  Cucumber, tomato, squash, zukes, spaghetti squash, carrots, and bell pepper started to come in this past week.  Plus the 10 chickens are giving 8-9 eggs a day. 

I did cilantro and basil for the first time this year.  And I noticed that the Mexican bean beetles weren't as bad as they had been in the past.  Anyone know if there's a connection?  Or if the smaller planting might have "hidden" them?

My wife made a zucchini lasagna that was great even if it didn't have meat!  I don't all the details, but essentially she sliced up some zukes and pre-cooked them.  Added some ricotta and homemade tomato sauce.  Layered with more sliced zukes.  Repeat.  Topped with some mozzarella.  Only the cheese wasn't from the yard.

 8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on July 16, 2018, 04:56:07 PM
Tomatoes, okra (red this year + the normal green), onions, peppers.

Red okra? You do know that stuff is if the nightshade family. Also tomatoes, okra, onions, peppers sounds like a heckuva meal to me.  :clap:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 16, 2018, 06:03:28 PM
Red okra? You do know that stuff is if the nightshade family. Also tomatoes, okra, onions, peppers sounds like a heckuva meal to me.  :clap:

First time growing red okra.

Yea, great meal. It's called Salsa.  ;D ;D Good stuff manard....
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on July 16, 2018, 07:35:14 PM
I'm honestly overwhelmed. Those of us in this environment deal with ice cold for 11.5 months of the year and then  everything jumps at once.

I have made sour cherry preserves from the tree. I collect 4 heirloom tomatoes daily. We (mostly my 3 year old) eat a pint of ground cherries daily. Between the tomatoes and basil I'm baking pizzas on the grill near daily. We've harvested grape leaves and used them to make Egyptian rolls. Barely getting the raspberries. The hazelnuts are getting close to picking.

I'm smoked and this year I'm not keeping up with the currants. Sorry mead, the birds win this year. I'll be back.

As they would say there's a reason I was born in February. Not much for mom and dad to do between sowing seeds and starting to harvest.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 18, 2018, 05:40:53 PM
Tomatoes, red and green okra. Also pulled some onions, and dug a few white taters.

I found a https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-parmesan-roasted-potatoes-recipe (https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-parmesan-roasted-potatoes-recipe) awesome looking tater recipe I want to try out. I usually don't follow the rules with recipes, I just add my own.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LvsChant on July 18, 2018, 09:12:05 PM
Peaches are done... probably no more fruit until the apples and pears get ready.

I picked tomatoes today. We aren't eating them fast enough... may have to start dehydrating. I also need to start dehydrating the fresh herbs for wintertime. The oregano, basil, thyme and parsley are all ready to go. Dill already went to seed :)

Cucumbers are doing well... they are stacking up inside.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on July 18, 2018, 10:39:07 PM
No-one up where I live has tomatoes ripe yet, we had a cold June.  On the other hand, we almost always have warm enough falls that the tomatoes will linger and we can pick for thanksgiving, a few.  Main crops should be september. 

So, I harvested some magenta spreen lambs quarters and purslane today, and a couple early blackberries.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Frugal Upstate on July 19, 2018, 12:47:50 PM
Picked some chamomile flowers and stuck them in the dehydrator. 

While I was weeding pulled a good handful of nice purslane.  Trying to decide if I should can it, freeze it or dehydrate it.

Harvested some of my chard.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 22, 2018, 05:55:59 PM
Rip, red, jalapeno peppers, which will be smoked/dried/ground, turned into chipolata powder.
Tomatoes, okra, jalapeno's, elderberry's.
Elderberry's are starting to ripen  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 24, 2018, 05:35:43 PM
Onions, few tomatoes. Tomatoes are diminishing, quit flowering. Won't be long I'll be pulling the cages. I cut back to 53 plants, half of what I normally plant. Now I wish I hadn't done that.
We'll be short on salsa, stew, etc more-n-likely.

May hit the amish produce sales later on and *if* theres some tomato bargains, we may get them.
Last year our distant neighbor bought there. Cases of tomatoes were bringing a dollar a case.  ??? But it was a bumper year
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: bigbear on July 26, 2018, 12:55:34 PM
Squash, tomato, zukes, carrots, squash, beans, zukes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, zukes...  did I mention squash and zukes?  We're getting a few of them.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on July 26, 2018, 01:02:43 PM
Spent last night making pizzas with the fam from home grown tomato and basil. We really like the simplicity of a good dough, fresh sliced tomato, some whole milk mozz, and fresh basil as it exits the oven.

Other than that I'm awash in squash and ground cherries.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on July 26, 2018, 04:51:04 PM
Groundcherries huh, had to look that up. Papery hush, I wonder if they are kin to tomatillos?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on July 26, 2018, 05:31:57 PM
Groundcherries huh, had to look that up. Papery hush, I wonder if they are kin to tomatillos?

Some call the "husk tomatoes". They are very much like a tomatillo but with a sweeter, more fruit-like flavor. My wife LOVES them. Not the easiest to start (they seem to wilt easily) but once running I get about a pint per day from 5 plants. I don't know about cooking with them, we only eat them fresh. FWIW my 3 year old loves them too.

It's one of those weird plants popular up here because it's a "fruit" thatt matures very rapidly. Like I said, once you get them established they're very hardy and even one plant would produce quite a few. I think they're all heirloom so you could save seeds but the seeds are so little I have never tried. All in all worth considering for next year if you've never tried one. I've never seen one in a store.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on July 26, 2018, 07:49:24 PM
We have chard, kale, magenta spreen lambsquarters, some other nutritious summer weed, and BASIL, yep I made pesto the other day ! Finally a summer crop is ripe. 
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 28, 2018, 09:35:07 AM
Squash, tomato, zukes, carrots, squash, beans, zukes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, zukes...  did I mention squash and zukes?  We're getting a few of them.

Did you plant any squash and zukes??   ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 28, 2018, 09:37:26 AM
Pickin elderberry heads today. Bag and freeze till we get enough to run them through the steamer.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on July 29, 2018, 06:18:12 PM
More elderberrys today. Yea their gonna be ongoing for a while yet.  ;D
Tomatoes, okra, peppers.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 01, 2018, 02:51:34 PM
Elderberry's
Tomatoes
1 onion........found it in the row I dug up last week.  ::)  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LvsChant on August 02, 2018, 05:34:56 PM
Picked some apples today... the birds are destroying a lot, so figured I'd better get what I can. Also picked a few pears... they will ripen on the kitchen counter.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 02, 2018, 06:18:28 PM
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on August 02, 2018, 06:24:44 PM
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

  While I think you would know if someone had used the corn you have before you....go wash your hands :)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 02, 2018, 06:25:57 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 03, 2018, 04:56:14 PM
Another 2-1/2 gal bucket of elderberrys
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on August 03, 2018, 05:12:05 PM
Sounds prolific, no wine bottles on them bushes?  :eyebrow:
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 04, 2018, 12:52:11 AM
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

That one is not for fresh eating, it is a dent corn.  Dent corn is what standard cornmeal is made from. SO, yes, leave it on the stalk until they dry down.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 04, 2018, 12:55:16 AM
Picked 2 large heads of brocolli, and as that is too much for me to use up quickly, I need to freeze some. I ate a couple grapes, not quite, but I did not net and some critter was on the deck trellis eating grapes tonight. 

Late garden is growing well, there will be proper summer crops this fall.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 05, 2018, 09:09:40 AM
That one is not for fresh eating, it is a dent corn.  Dent corn is what standard cornmeal is made from. SO, yes, leave it on the stalk until they dry down.

Yes. Correct. I thought I'd planted sweet, but after lookin at my notes, I'd planted that variety to make cornmeal.  :facepalm:

So, no sweet corn for us this year, unless we buy it.

Yesterdays harvest.
Onions
Taters
Elderberry's
Peppers
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 05, 2018, 06:36:02 PM
Elderberry's
Jalapeno's
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on August 06, 2018, 02:39:42 AM
Yes. Correct. I thought I'd planted sweet, but after lookin at my notes, I'd planted that variety to make cornmeal.  :facepalm:

So, no sweet corn for us this year, unless we buy it.


Kroger has been advertising Olathe sweet corn this past week 6/$1. They do it every year. I don't see nothing special about that variety. Comes from Olathe, CO not Olathe, KS.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 06, 2018, 09:33:21 AM
Thats a great price. All ear corn here is usually .33 per ear
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on August 06, 2018, 09:54:50 AM
Got some this morning and more of that $0.99 sugar. Yeah that is a good price, they do it for one week when the corn comes in. After that it can go up to 50 cents an ear.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 06, 2018, 10:05:26 AM
.99 sugar.  :) Thats .25 per pound. I haven't seen those prices for 2-3 years.
Even in 50# bags here, it's over .50 per pound.
Course yer closer to the source down there, all those fields and sugar plants there in east texas and LA.
We picked up a lot of sugar there in Gramercy, LA. Cargill plant
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on August 06, 2018, 11:34:57 AM
  Price tied for making MASH for moonshine. In Texas the watermelon and sugar are most often tied for MELON-SHINE.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on August 06, 2018, 03:47:28 PM
.99 sugar.  :) Thats .25 per pound. I haven't seen those prices for 2-3 years.
Even in 50# bags here, it's over .50 per pound.
Course yer closer to the source down there, all those fields and sugar plants there in east texas and LA.
We picked up a lot of sugar there in Gramercy, LA. Cargill plant
I don't know about closer to the source. The Imperial plant at Sugarland was closed maybe 10 years ago. The prices are coming from I think Kroger offering a store/off brand name sugar. Last year it was PSST brand, they had several items on that brand. This year is seems to be Smidge and Spoon. It will probably go to $1.49 Wedensday.
  Price tied for making MASH for moonshine. In Texas the watermelon and sugar are most often tied for MELON-SHINE.

Watermelon Wine. Tom T. Hall

"God bless little children while they're still to young to hate."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqV9NZSGIa4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqV9NZSGIa4)
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 07, 2018, 10:27:39 AM
Yes. Correct. I thought I'd planted sweet, but after lookin at my notes, I'd planted that variety to make cornmeal.  :facepalm:

So, no sweet corn for us this year, unless we buy it.

Yesterdays harvest.
Onions
Taters
Elderberry's
Peppers

I almost never plant sweet corn, it is too easy to buy at the store or farmers market. I usually grow dried corn, usually a flour corn, which grinds up much finer and lighter than dent corn.  It is impossible to buy flour corn whole kernel or ground into flour. All that they sell is corn flour from dent corn.  So, since I worry about cross pollination and seed saving with corn, I usually just grow the flour corn.  This year, my dd wanted to grow sweet corn ( and sorghum) so, we have a bed of sweet corn and a bed of sorghum.  NO flour corn this year for us.

Flour ground from cherokee white flour corn is so light I can bake certain cakes out of it for the multitude of food fadists out here ( no gluten...) http://www.southernexposure.com/cherokee-white-flour-original-flour-corn-42-g-p-1316.html   and other places sell the seed

this link has a good, short description of the flour itself and uses  http://www.mosbys.org/store/p1/Cherokee_White_Flour_Corn.html
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 07, 2018, 07:20:05 PM
Thanks MM. I'll look those links over.


Today, elderberrys and peppers.....again.  ;D
Oh. Walnuts. Falling early due to dry conditions I think.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 24, 2018, 08:31:42 AM
The last few days
Potatoes
Peppers
Onions
Corn
Elberberrys
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on August 24, 2018, 08:32:50 PM
  A friend pulled a few butternut squash from the hand tossed garden and that was a surprise.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 24, 2018, 09:14:01 PM
first 2 cukes, just the right size for pickling, but not enough, so will be eaten fresh, and the first 2 zuchinni.  I also ate right off the plant a few cherry tomatoes, a few blackberries, a couple grapes and one wild plum, that was a surprise, I thought the late frost got all plums. 

Past couple days I have harvested greens like chard and collards to give to the chickens and finished digging up, washing and finding a few boxes for potatoes.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 24, 2018, 09:19:20 PM
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

ok, you would know this, I havent grown sweet corn in decades.  Bu we have some this year -- so here is the silly question, how do you know when it is the correct stage to pick ? I is an early sweet corn, good thing as it was planted late, but I havent grown it before and the bed was just regained back from weeds, so who knows what is the proper size it will get to ?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 24, 2018, 10:55:21 PM
Size can be all over the map.
Silk will start loosing the green color.
Peel husk back enough to expose the corn.
If you can jam your thumb nail into it easily, I pick that one, husk it, and take a bite.
If sweet and very juicy, it's ready
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 28, 2018, 08:55:59 AM
Yesterday. Taters and peppers
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on August 28, 2018, 05:49:59 PM
Dug the last of the taters.
Picked the last of the corn.
Picked the last of the maters.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: LvsChant on August 31, 2018, 07:10:12 AM
Cherry tomatoes (still producing like crazy - can't keep up with them) and cucumbers.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: mountainmoma on August 31, 2018, 01:54:26 PM
cucumbers, quite a few; a zuchini ; tomato ; mint, green onions; a cabbage; a few wild cherry plums and berries, ate out of hand
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on September 03, 2018, 07:13:24 AM
Yesterday I picked apples and pears.  This was our best year for pears.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 03, 2018, 09:26:36 AM
 8)

Are you a canner??
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on September 03, 2018, 09:53:59 AM
I think I will try to can the pears this year.  I have never done that before.  I usually make applesauce and apple butter.  Now I have an abundance of pears!
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 03, 2018, 12:06:50 PM
 8)

They can up about like peaches.
I wish we had pears at the orchards around here, but no.
They are into apples and peaches.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 03, 2018, 01:13:13 PM
Pear butter?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: antsyaunt on September 04, 2018, 05:57:41 PM
I haven’t ever canned peaches, either!   :)  I hope the weather forecast for the weekend is accurate; the temps will be much better for getting the kitchen steamy.  It is way toooo hot and humid right now to even think about canning.
I hadn’t thought of pear butter, and I have never had it.  It sounds interesting. 
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 05, 2018, 04:20:54 AM
I haven’t ever canned peaches, either!   :)  I hope the weather forecast for the weekend is accurate; the temps will be much better for getting the kitchen steamy.  It is way toooo hot and humid right now to even think about canning.
I hadn’t thought of pear butter, and I have never had it.  It sounds interesting.

I haven't tried this but it sounds quite tasty. It's in the plans.

https://www.freshpreserving.com/salted-caramel-pear-butter-br4021.html
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 05, 2018, 11:48:22 AM
I haven’t ever canned peaches, either!   :)  I hope the weather forecast for the weekend is accurate; the temps will be much better for getting the kitchen steamy.  It is way toooo hot and humid right now to even think about canning.
I hadn’t thought of pear butter, and I have never had it.  It sounds interesting.

Well, the main thing with peaches and apples, to keep the slices from browning until you get them in the jar, drop all the slices into a bowl of water with lemon juice added. This keeps the brown look away. This should pertain to pears also.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 05, 2018, 12:16:32 PM
Well, the main thing with peaches and apples, to keep the slices from browning until you get them in the jar, drop all the slices into a bowl of water with lemon juice added. This keeps the brown look away. This should pertain to pears also.

I haven't checked about pears but you can also use 6 500mg. vitamin C tablets crushed per gallon of water to soak. I've used this on potatoes and bananas. Canned the potatoes and dried the bananas.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 05, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
I'll try to remember that one
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 05, 2018, 01:56:27 PM
Interesting thing I noticed with the potatoes. Some had dark flesh when peeled and cut. Soaked them in the solution and canned. No dark spots on the potatoes after canning. Why? Beats me.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 05, 2018, 04:18:29 PM
No idea
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 05, 2018, 04:33:28 PM
After that post I remembered I had the same thing happen with sweet potatoes. Don't remember if I put them in plain water or with Vit C solution or nothing. No dark spots after canning.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 07, 2018, 12:23:07 PM
I'm going to sound crazy but on my way to pick a few ground cherries I managed to pick about a half dozen... strawberries. It's way out of season but my plants are not only producing but covered in flowers. I'm not complaining.

Also getting ready to pick the Honeycrisps and cut back some squash plants so the cabbage has room to finish.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on September 07, 2018, 05:14:20 PM
I probably couldn't even find our strawberrys this time of year. We let them go after harvest.
They get buried in weeds and grass.
Next spring, we clean them up.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: SamShooter on September 14, 2018, 01:29:28 PM
I just started my own small garden on my balcony. Still waiting for my tomatoes to grow.  >:(
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Carl on September 15, 2018, 06:39:23 AM
I just started my own small garden on my balcony. Still waiting for my tomatoes to grow.  >:(

Good Deal SamShooter
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: David in MN on September 16, 2018, 04:29:00 PM
Well today was the day. About 30 lbs of Honeycrisps. The ground cherries are waning and I've got a few massive zucchini that need to be made into bread or pasta. Hopefully in the next not too long we get the cabbage.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Redman on September 16, 2018, 05:37:14 PM
..........and I've got a few massive zucchini that need to be made into bread or pasta.

Mmmm, let me know, maybe I can get there. Never had squash pasta.
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Christalena22 on November 14, 2018, 07:07:55 PM
Harvested the tomatoes and peppers off the vine that are in danger of freezing! Any tips on ripening them?
Title: Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
Post by: Stwood on November 14, 2018, 07:44:07 PM
Wrap the tomatoes in black and white newspaper.
Peppers should ripen on their own.