Harvest July 23-29

I cave in and upgraded my account so I could post pictures again.. so here it is - Harvest starting with many pictures from first half of the week.. scroll down for second half afterwards and please be patient.
I couldn't resist to slice one of the Cherokee Purple for my sandwich... YUM!
Ok, back to picking.. Wednesday night was our first cabbage and more carrots.
Then there were more tomatoes..
And squash with cucumber and peppers and some other goodies that did  not make group picture..
Total week is just over 67 lbs of veggies, makes me very happy. Now I need to get chest freezer as I'm completely out of space in my own fridge and freezer.
Edit: Opps, forgot greens - Kale, Swiss Chard and eggplants.

37 comments:

  1. Oh, what a beautiful BIG harvest! You're gong to catch up with me soon!

    I'm surprised you've run out of picture space. I've posted thousands in the past four years, and last time I checked I was only half way to my limit. Do you not use the default for Blogger, Picasa? It would also help if you resized them before uploading, the originals are really large.

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    1. Oh you're way ahead of me on totals this year! I'll be happy to reach 500 lbs by the end of the year but it's doubtful as my tomatoes are not producing as much as I hoped for, and my my winter squash and pumpkins were eaten by deer. But there are more potatoes to dig so I hope to meet my target.

      For pictures I've been uploading maximum resolution to get better quality so they're on average 2-3 mg each. I deleted quite a few older pictures so those who are new will probably see blanks but at the end I just decided not to worry about it and upgraded to 25 gig space.

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  2. Great harvest Jenny! I am sure you are going to really enjoy it! What kind of scale is that and where did you get it. Are you happy with it? Nancy

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    1. Thank you, my hubby got it for me on Amazon and I love it. It can weight up to 15 lbs at the same time so much more efficient for kitchen. And it can be switched to metrics which I often need as i bake few things from my past.

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  3. Wow--great harvests! You must be so happy. And --busy........
    :)

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    1. I love it and yes, been busy making first batch of sauce this weekend.

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  4. Goodness that pic of all the tomatoes together is really impressive and beautiful. I love all the variations in colors and shapes. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, I love having variety of tomatoes, though next year I will make sure to label some so I know which ones they are :)

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  5. Beautiful and colorful harvest! Looks like you will need a lot of storage if your harvests keep up like this!

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    1. We've been freezing quite a bit of veggies, and potatoes with onions will be stored in the garage for winter. Tomatoes will be turned into sauces and salsa as well. Thankfully we have second pantry for that. But I'm working on getting a new chest freezer :)

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  6. Fantastic harvests! I am so impressed.

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  7. 67 pounds for the week! Just wow! And such a varied harvest as well.

    And, just food for thought... we purchased a deep freeze 3 or 4 years ago. We went with the stand-up model with shelves rather than the chest freezer for ease of use (things not being packed way down at the bottom). ust wanted to throw that out for you to think about if you end up buying a freezer :)

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    1. Stand up freezer is a good idea but we have to find a place for it first.

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  8. What a bountiful and varied harvest. I too prefer an upright freezer over a chest freezer.

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  9. Holy cow that is an amazing harvest! I have also started to co wider buying and extra freezer but have no idea where we would put it.

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    1. We have space in the addition to place it but I really have to consider cost vs savings.

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  10. Wow!!!! Can I just say Wow again! That is an awesome harvest. I love looking at all the good stuff in your photos. Oh to have a harvest like that! A big congrats to you!!!!

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    Joelle

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  11. A really nice harvest this week! I can't wait till our tomatoes are producing like yours!! Such a big variety this week too!!

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    1. thank you, but my tomatoes are really not producing well this year if you consider insane amount of plants that are in the ground. I should be swimming in them by now and i'm not even close.

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  12. Wow! What are you going to do with all those tomatoes? That's more than I'll harvest in a month. Great looking harvest!

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    1. Thanks Ed, we do alot of canned tomato sauces like marinara, make salsa and chilli for winter. This year I will also try making tomato paste.

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  13. I'm growing Cherokee purple for the first time this year and I too ate one myself on a BLT sandwich. So good! You have quite a harvest there. I guess now you know what tomatoes are what as they produce the fruits.

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    1. I love the tast of CP! But quite a few of my tomatoes are unidentified. I'll do a post on that tonight and see if I can get help :)

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  14. Great harvest! I love looking at your pics. BTW, what did you have to do to upgrade to post more pics?

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    1. Once you run out of space they prompt you to upgrade - paying 2.99 each month for 25gig of space.

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    2. Jenny, you can get a free account through PhotoBucket and load your pictures from there. I just tried it, and it worked fine. Not sure if you can do multiple pictures at once, I didn't try that.

      Unlimited* storage for photos.
      Up to 500 videos permitted with up to 10 minutes in length per video.
      Maximum display size of photos is 2048x1536 pixels each.
      Maximum file size permitted is 1MB per photo and 500MB per video.

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    3. Thank you! I will go check it out and see if i can upload my next post with it!

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  15. WOW! Those are awesome tomatoes! They look so PERFECT! Great colorful harvest!

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    1. Thank you, I love all various and very colorful heirloom tomatoes :)

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  16. Really you have got good harvest. I think that we can manage our diet for one month using it. you followed good garden maintenance tips to grow healthy plants.

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    1. Thank you, it's going to last us a while.

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  17. wow what a great harvest! Envious of all those tomatoes, mine just come one or two at a time!

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    1. Thank you, they're slowly coming in. I wish I could say I had a full harvest that I expected but I'm happy anyway.

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