First week of August Harvest

Welcome to the last month of summer. I can't believe it's August already. Time went somewhere and I didn't notice it. Oh well. Garden is turning toward producing more of hot-weather staples and is definitely in transition. First tomatoes starting to come in, while brassicas are on their way out. We definitely have a good variety to eat at home and plenty to share.  Sadly my berry run has come to an end - no more wineberries and some of the last blueberries have been scooped up. It was really good year for them. I have few struggling blackberries for later and will get some grapes but it's not the same. We did get to try one tiny bunch that I stripped from large one from front garden - it's a first time that this variety produced so I couldn't wait to see what it would taste like - it was wonderful! still can use 3-4 weeks on the vine, but already very sweet.
At the farm, the beans have finished producing - I've been giving them away without even bringing home. I saw that potato wines are dying out so will be picking potatoes soon. At home I only had enough to eat "young", but most of the storage potatoes are going to be from farm.
And my yellow and purple beans at home went into round 2 of production so will have plenty to eat each day. I find that I like yellow ones better than purple, though my hubby likes them all.

So what are you harvesting in your gardens this week? Stop by Daphne's to see how others are doing.

10 comments:

  1. Nice colorful harvests, Jenny. That seems really early to have grapes; what variety is that? If they're good now, imagine in 4 weeks!

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    1. You're right, it is very early. It's Marquis grape. Normally this variety is done in September. The fruit is very small as it's first of it's kind, so maybe it ripened earlier. It also right next to the Reliance so I hope they didn't cross pollinate. At any rate I'm very happy with the results.

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  2. What a wonderfully colourful harvest! I love that purple kohlrabi (I think that's what it is?). I've never been very good at growing berries; what a treat it must be.

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    1. You're right, it is purple kohlrabi - i love having it fresh for snack.

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  3. Beautiful harvests, especially those potatoes - I'm really looking forward to seeing what's under the straw and soil in my bed. It won't be too much longer and I'm hoping that the surprise is a good one.

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    1. I hope you will find a really nice bounty of potatoes! you can "feel" under the soil around the plant to pick one or two for meal without pulling whole plant and let the smaller ones keep growing.

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  4. Such a variety in your harvests! And fennel too. I love it but haven't had much luck growing it here.

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    1. I can't say that I "love" fennel" - i ordered basil from greenhouse and got a flat of fennel instead :(

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  5. Lovely harvests. I've missed my berry harvests. I can't wait for the fall raspberries to start.

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    1. Thank you, I hope you'll get good raspberries.

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