Harvest Monday: the end of the tender veggies

Henbogle garden had a substantial harvest this week as I prepared for an imminent frost (which, happily enough, spared the garden) by harvesting the remaining tender crops.

I was fortunate to have help in this endeavor, as one of the students I work with, Ellen, came to visit for the day on Saturday.  Ellen helped me pull the squash vines, pick the last of the string beans, and comb through the giant cherry tomato jungle for the last little gems that are Matt’s Wild cherry.  We also harvested some gorgeous Swiss chard and kale for Ellen to take on her camping trip the next day, and some lettuce for a big salad that night.

This week’s tally:

Herbs — 5 oz.
Snap peas — 4 oz.
Snap beans — 29 oz.
Beets not yet weighed
Squash — 12 oz.
Zucchini — 25 oz.
Peppers — 8 oz.
Kale — 6 oz.
Chard — 10 oz.
Lettuce — 19 oz.
Total weight for the week 7.3 lbs.

I purchased some starts of lettuce seedlings for the hoophouse from a grower at the farmers market, which brings my expenses to $317.54 for the year. The value of my harvests throughout the season stands at $1897.06, bringing the net value to $1,579.52. Total pounds grown this summer 558.19 lbs.

This total does not yet include my harvest of golden beets and the squash and pumpkins.  I hope to get those crops weighed this week, when I will update this post.

This tally is part of Daphne’s Harvest Monday series on her blog, Daphne’s Dandelions, where you can see who else was spared a frost this week, and what those lucky zone 7+ gardeners are harvesting this week in their balmy gardens.

5 Responses to “Harvest Monday: the end of the tender veggies”

  1. Mary Says:

    Nice harvest! I love your big basket. :)


  2. Barbie Says:

    Lucky you! People run when I want help – but they come back just AFTER I harvest. LOL

  3. Angela Moll Says:

    Great to have help when it’s time to clear the garden in a hurry. We rarely have frost here, but when we do we need to cover our citrus with blankets. I do need lots of help then.

    It looks like you all are harvesting quite a bit at this time of year even as far north as you are, good for you!

  4. Daphne Gould Says:

    What you get help in the garden! I’ve never had help. Well OK my husband helps on very rare occasion if I ask, which I don’t very often since he hates getting his hands dirty. He did help for an hour the other day to help move some dirt.

  5. kitsapFG Says:

    Glad the frost spared your garden – but you got a nice “tidy up” harvest out of the effort!

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