Harvest Monday: Tomato season begins

We had a huge harvest this week, thanks in part to some giant zucchini and summer squash, and thanks also to the beginning of tomato season.

August 16

We harvested some gorgeous cukes, an egg, and tomatoes.

August 16 --sled full of squash

We harvested a LOT of squash, much of it currently being enjoyed by our hens.

August 17

We harvested a pile of beans

August 17

We harvested tomatoes

August 19

We harvested tomatoes

August 20

We harvested tomatoes

August 22

And we harvested MORE tomatoes

And some more beans

All told, we harvested a whopping 118 lbs from the garden last week.  Amazing!  The tally:

S. Squash — 61.00 lbs.
Cukes —  5.81 lbs.
Peppers — 1.13 lbs.
Blueberries — 0.5 lbs.
Onions — 1.25 lbs.
Snap Beans — 12.44 lbs.
Tomatoes — 36.56 lbs.

I love summer!

This whopping harvest brings the total harvested this calender year to an amazing 372.31 lbs. of delicious fresh vegetables.  The week’s harvest tally brings the value of my harvests throughout the season to $1162.20  Expenses remained the same at $305.54, bringing the net value to $856.66 for the season.

See what harvests other overworked gardeners are bringing in as the harvests peak at Daphne’s Dandelions as part of her Harvest Monday series.  Garden on!


18 Responses to “Harvest Monday: Tomato season begins”

  1. kitsapFG Says:

    I wish I could get my hens to eat the extra zucchini – but they will have nothing to do with it! LOL!

    What a great harvest week you had!

    • Ali Says:

      My girls love zucchini, I slice the zukes in half lengthwise and when the girls are done with them, the zukes look like empty canoes.

  2. The Mom Says:

    There are such beautiful colors in your harvest. I wish I could get my hens to eat the glut of beans that we have.

  3. Diana Says:

    I would love to know how many plants you planted of which variety – like how many tomato plants yield that much harvest?

  4. michelle Says:

    Wow, what a bonanza harvest this week! Hmm, I’ll have to toss my girls a zucchini or two, see if they’ll eat them, I’m getting zuked out.

    • Ali Says:

      I always cut the zucchini’s in half lengthwise, and the girls eat everything but the skin.

  5. Robin Says:

    What a difference one zone makes. Our tomato season is slowing down and yours is in full swing! I just love those purple beans. They are our favorite.

    Maybe when the season is over I will have time to calculate my harvests worth.

  6. Annie's Granny Says:

    Hah! You harvested almost two pounds more than I did. I knew I should have picked another butternut ;-)

    • Ali Says:

      Don’t worry Granny, it can’t last…. Any day now, the squash will give in to powdery mildew and the harvests will shrink significantly.

  7. Daphne Says:

    Wow over a 100lbs of veggies. That is a lot for a week. My summer squash just didn’t grow well this year. The vine borers got it before it really started. They were out early this year. They limp along, but no big harvests, just small ones.

  8. Holly @ Tasty Travels Says:

    Wow! Now that’s a tomato harvest if I ever saw one! Congrats!! I’m still waiting for the majority of my tomatoes in the Pacific NW.

  9. julie Says:

    A very impressive bountry! My girls too love zucchini. I let some of the zucchini grow extra large, the girls line up as if they were in line at a smorgasbord, and drive right in.

  10. Lori Kauffman Says:

    Wow! Nice harvest! Love the yellow scalloped squash and the beans. Garden on!!!

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  12. Lou Murray, Ph.D. Says:

    Wow, that’s an amazing harvest. A sled of squash. I can’t imagine. I’m still waiting for my first zuke of the summer. The first two plantings died off without producing any squash.

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