Harvest Monday: The end draws near

I was a lazy blogger last week, and didn’t get a harvest Monday post up so I will include last week’s harvest with this week’s tally.  As the garden winds down, my squash tallies are making me look pretty awesome.  The past 2 weeks I “harvested” 13.8 lbs. of squash and pumpkin, bumping my year’s total harvest weight to 610 lbs.  Of the 91 oz. of butternut squash, 71 oz. went to Dan’s mom in New York, along with some herbs for the stuffing.  The details:

Herbs 10 oz.
Lettuce 18 oz.
Squash 91 oz.
Pumpkin 130 oz.

Yes, we still have lettuce in the hoophouse, although with temps in the mid 20s F last night and tonight, it won’t last much longer.  The total weight for the past week: 15.6 lbs.  The value of my harvests throughout the season stands at $2,065.96, my expenses remained the same at $317.54 for the year, bringing the net value to $1,748.42.

This post is part of Daphne’s Harvest Monday series, where gardeners gather virtually to share the harvest.  Check it out!

13 Responses to “Harvest Monday: The end draws near”

  1. Madame C Says:

    Well, I suppose it is the “lazy” time of the gardener’s year, isn’t it? The harvest is impressive and I envy you… Here, everything is covered with snow:(

  2. Sara Says:

    Nice job on the harvest reports, its been really fun to see how your year went.

    And see El’s post today about double covering, you might have that lettuce longer than you think! We’re having temps in the teens and so far everything is doing well in our low tunnels…row cover and cheap plastic :)

    • Ali Says:

      Oh, they are under row cover. Unfortunately, my hoop house is not as large nor as warm as El’s. It is not as air tight, and it does not have the critical mass needed to keep the temps up. In the sun it is only about 20°F warmer than the outside temp. Last night it got down to 16°F in there. Still, in the meantime, it is good eating!

  3. Veggie PAK Says:

    Good job on the harvest! Frost got my butternut squash vines last night. Do you know if the fruits will ripen if I pick them and store them in a cool place? They’re kind of a yellowish tan right now.

    • Ali Says:

      Butternuts are tan, were you thinking of buttercups, which are green and lumpy? Anyhow, if the skin shows no green they might well be ripe enough to eat. Cut one open and take a look, you will see if it is green, it will show near the skin.

  4. Robin Says:

    Very very nice late fall harvest Ali.

  5. julie Says:

    Very impressive Dan and Ali. Gardening…one of Gods greatest gifts.

  6. meemsnyc Says:

    Wow, your gardening totals are awesome. Especially the pumpkin!

  7. Daphne Gould Says:

    Very nice harvest. And yes don’t you love those harvests that bump up your totals. I loved when I added in my ripened tomatoes. You had a really nice harvest this year.

  8. kitsapFG Says:

    Bringing in the pumpkins and squash gives a nice lift to the end of season harvest tallys! It looks like you are doing a good job of extending the garden season with the lettuces still going in the hoophouse. We have shifted over to hardy greens for a while – kale, swiss chard, spinach, and corn salad (mache) as the lettuce is too tender for the infrequent freezes we do experience during December and January. I have some growing in the shop (under lights) though and they will go into the unheated greenhouse in the not too distant future to grow on in the early spring for fresh eating.

  9. Gela Says:

    I´m impressed of your harvest! Have a nice day/Gela

  10. Leigh Says:

    Isn’t this the saddest time of year? When the harvest comes to an end? Your numbers are wonderful. And considering how the cost of food keeps going up, a blessing indeed.

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