Monday, May 17, 2010

Harvest Monday - May 17, 2010

We're back in business!!! Thanks to Granny's suggestion, I am able to bring you pictures of today's harvest. Thank you Granny!

My harvests are still small, but they're getting bigger! This week brought the very first ripe cherry tomatoes - and they were so yummy! I picked a few more than what are pictured here.. but they didn't make it into the house. Lots more are blushing now - it won't be long before I have more than I know what to do with.

This week brought a little lettuce, but it was pretty bitter. Also, several cucumbers - yum!

Meager harvest totals:

Lettuce - 2 ounces
Tomatoes - 1 ounce
Cucumbers - 2.5 pounds

This post has been a part of Daphne's Harvest Monday. Join in the fun here!


And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Your cucumbers look amazing! I am hoping to have many this year. I created an arch between the kids raised beds (saw this somewhere online) and hopefully it will be loaded with cucumbers this summer! Glad to see your pictures up.

Annie's Granny said...

Pictures are good ;-)

Mr. Granny would kill for cucumbers, but I only like them pickled. I swore I'd not plant as many this year as last year, but just like the tomatoes....well, we just won't go there.

Ribbit said...

How in the world do you already have cucumbers in Suwanee!?!

We're in Winder and mine haven't even started vining yet and they've been in the ground forever.

Daphne said...

Well the harvest totals for the tomatoes might be low, but whoohoo! the first tomatoes. I still have to wait a couple more months for mine.

Erin said...

Wow, my cukes only sent out the first tendrils the other day!

Caffeinated Mom said...

And Sow.. - That arch sounds amazing! I can't wait to see pictures.

Granny - Your addiction might be more serious than I first thought. Do I need to call in some reinforcements? ;-) Hopefully it won't be too long before Mr. Granny gets his fill of cukes. I have to admit, my husband is more fond of cukes than I am, but the ones from the garden DO taste extra yummy!

Ribbit - I'm a cheater. I picked up full grown tomato and cucumber plants from Pikes a few weeks ago ($14 each) that already had some baby fruit on them. That is what I'm harvesting now. The cukes and tomatoes I've started from seed are nowhere near producing yet. I just picked up these plants to tide me over until the real stuff is ready!

Daphne - My sentiments exactly!

Erin - It won't be too much longer before those cucumber vines are producing. I'm always amazed by how quickly my cukes grow after those first tendrils go out..

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Caffeinated Mom, Here is a picture of the arch. Made out of green plastic coated wire fencing with wide squares and laced both flex poles on both sides and staked it into the soil on both sides. At top just bend the wire fencing (cut and bend to lock together) Hopefully it will be a magical little tunnel for the kids.

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Sorry - try this one for arch :)

Ribbit said...

Well, at least that makes me feel better for a while. ;)

Jo said...

Congrats on the harvest! My tomatoes are still hardening off ont the deck. Those cucumbers look very yummy.

Caffeinated Mom said...

And Sow - That is a really cool trellis! I can't wait to see it covered in cukes!

Ribbit - Glad my confession helped your morale. ;-)

Jo - Thanks for stopping by! The cukes were delicious. Hopefully I'll have more than cherry tomatoes soon - the tomato and squash / pumpkin seeds you sent are growing very well. I'll post a picture and updates soon.