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What did you harvest (eat, preserve, plant) today?

 
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We’re in peak harvest season here in the northern hemisphere, and I thought it might be fun to have a place to record what we harvested today (and if you like, what we ate, preserved and planted too). If there already is a thread like this, please point me to it!

Harvested today: blackcurrants, raspberries

Ate for dinner last night: potatoes, garlic, herbs (ours), broccoli (local)

Preserved: blackcurrants into the freezer to become juice and fruit leather later

Planted: buckwheat on a bed cleared from peas
 
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Planted yellow squash. The only squash bug predators we have show up late.
Planted Roma tomatoes because they’re a bush variety.
Harvested Dill for tartar sauce and pepper salad.
Harvested peppers for pepper salad.
Ate a handful of fresh elderberries. I just learned I could eat some fresh yesterday here on Permies.
Harvested tomatoes for 1/2 tomato bowls
Cut the tomatoes in half and lay them cut side up on a baking sheet. Top with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Broil on low until the cheese starts turning brown. Bam! You’ll feel like you’re sitting on the Mediterranean eating the best the world has to offer!
Preserved nothing but plan to start that tomorrow.
 
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Harvested and preserved : dried a variety of herbs : mint, basil, sage, thyme in my dehydrator.

Harvested and ate: fresh cucumbers as cucumber salad, a cherry tomato  (soon! Soon I will have too many to eat!)

Ate (leftovers) : soup that included homegrown carrot, onion, dill, fennel, garlic
 
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I harvested a lot for the stand today (onions, celery. lettuce, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, potatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, parsley and dill) I also did a large harvest of french beans, lettuce and onions for a box scheme. and then we had guests, so more celery, chard, onions, carrots, spring onions, garlic and some sweetcorn from the freezer used.
 
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Great thread idea!
Things have slowed down with the heat, but I'm still getting some yard-long beans, cherry tomatoes, and ground cherries each day; as well as some peppers, squash & zucchini every few days.
Recently planted some sweet corn for a (hopeful) fall harvest, and am planning to sow some more cukes, summer squash, and bush beans for the fall garden (if the grasshoppers don't eat them as soon as they come up).
 
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Cherry tomatoes today, green beans yesterday.  
 
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A first for us,  a meal made primarily from our gardening efforts.
Potatoes grown in buckets from mere peels and an.onion regrown from an onion core.
All cooked by my Athena.


We also  harvested a lot of  tiny, tart,  seedy grapes.
I think we will dry them for some tart crunchy raisins!
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Plated by Athena
Plated by Athena
 
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Yesterday I started a fermented hot sauce from my own hot peppers, garlic, tomatillos, and basil.

I've been harvesting peppers, tomatillos, a few tomatoes, a pumpkin broke from its vine, acorn squash, some herbs for tea. And a carrot.

I need to get out and harvest more but time's been at a premium for me lately. It's frustrating when unexpected life stuff interferes with months of hard work. I also want to plant more!
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Today harvested wild greens and tomatoes. Stir-fried the greens with garlic, hot peppers, peanuts and maple syrup.  

Yesterday fingerling potatoes and green beans, which were grilled in foil with herbs. Also cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes,  and purslane for salad.
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Lamb's quarters and dandelion
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Bihai Il wrote:Yesterday I started a fermented hot sauce from my own hot peppers, garlic, tomatillos, and basil.



How do you ferment the hot sauce?  Just in the jar?
 
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Mk Neal wrote:

Bihai Il wrote:Yesterday I started a fermented hot sauce from my own hot peppers, garlic, tomatillos, and basil.



How do you ferment the hot sauce?  Just in the jar?



Yeah. I put the ingredients into a food processor with a bit of lemon juice and half a tablespoon of salt, tasted it for saltiness (more difficult with the spiciness!) then packed it into a half pint mason jar. Then I placed a plastic freezer bag with water as a follower and weight. The book I'm referencing says it should take 7-14 days.

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Bihai Il wrote: I put the ingredients into a food processor with a bit of lemon juice and half a tablespoon of salt, tasted it for saltiness (more difficult with the spiciness!) then packed it into a half pint mason jar. Then I placed a plastic freezer bag with water as a follower and weight. The book I'm referencing says it should take 7-14 days.

Here are some more pictures.



Thanks for sharing. I am harvesting my first tomatillos and as it is my first year I still don't have recipes.

Harvest this morning (it is 8 am here):
Blueberries for my porridge.

Yesterday:
The first tomatoes, some more cucumbers, the second pepper this season, some herbs.

I will have to harvest some pattypans later today because otherwise they are getting huge!

What I wanted to plant today:
Endive salads, but I left my transplants on the floor of the greenhouse and the slugs did their thing in the night - no endives!

I still have transplants of turnips and napa lettuce, so I will plant those.
ETA: I also had some spinach and kohlrabi plants in my seed trays so I planted those as well.
 
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Arrgghh, slugs! We've had a wet early summer and they are still rampaging.

Harvested a zuke today so far, probably some cherry tomatoes later on.
 
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Oh fun!

I feel like we lost an entire month of June this year as it was SO DRY and everything just stalled out while the chipmunks dug up everything.  My blueberries just shriveled up and fell off,  had a few gooseberries make it.

After covering everything with empty nursery trays,  pieces of hardware cloth,  old bird cages.. anything I can find,  I'm FINALLY harvesting just a few things.   I guess we'll have July in August now.

Anyway,   Starting to enjoy:    noodle beans,  yellow squash, cucumbers, garlic chives, swish chard,  kale,  green onions, and the first cherry and currant tomatoes.  Basil and lots of herbs are in abundance right now too.   I've had endive and pea pods/ shoots reliably for weeks but that's about all that made it to harvest for most of July.  

Maybe winter will be a month late too?   My eggplants, pumpkins, and winter squashes are just starting to get going now.
 
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There are still things in the garden to eat here in coastal BC. Yesterday I picked mustard greens of three kinds and Brussels sprouts, and dinner included the last of a batch of microgreens, and alfalfa sprouts from the windowsill, along with potatoes from a local farm.

Today I’ll be harvesting another tray of microgreens (half peas, half sunflowers). And seeding the next one.

How about you?
 
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Now that the snow has melted, I could harvest some greens for salad: Lambs lettuce, sugar leaf lettuce, sliced Brussels sprouts and wintercress.
Also some beets.
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Didn't harvest anything today, but I ate one of our apples from storage. Yum!

Took microgreens, homemade apple scrap vinegar, dried apples and dried strawbs to a shut-in friend.

Traded saved seeds for local eggs.
 
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The lemon thyme is still green and viable this time of year so we've had a little of that. There aren't a lot of green plants besides conifers this time of year. I did harvest some fir resin for making salve a few days ago. My last batch is almost gone and has been great for sore muscles and joints.

We've had frozen snap and snow peas from the garden this week along with pickled cucumbers and pickled beets. We eat some kind of fermented vegetable each day. Nature's probiotic supplement that tastes good too.
 
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Today I harvested the last of my Brussels sprouts.
I will have small amounts of lambs lettuce, some chives and herbs before this year's plants start to produce.
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Those are great-looking sprouts! We still have maybe another 2 meals' worth left on the plants, then ours will be done too.
 
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We ordered in pizza this evening, so dinner wasn't very home grown, but there was still homemade apple juice from the freezer to drink.
 
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Salad greens are coming in slowly from the garden now... mostly corn salad but the walking onions are now big enough to pull some for scallions. And I way overseeded some things last month, so am taking the extra tops as microgreens when I pot up the ones to keep!

Pulled a package of frozen chard stalks out of the freezer and used them in the stuffing for some storebought peppers. Picked nettles a few days ago, and dried them for tea. First food preservation of the new crops!

Are you getting anything new from the garden yet?
 
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I've got some perennial/ self seeded stuff up that I've been nibbling at:   sochan, french sorrel, cilantro, and garlic chives.   Everything else is JUST getting started.   Have lots of cold weather crops both in the ground and in trays;  beets, radish, kale, boy choy, lettuce, lots more.   I see my purple broccoli and root parsley overwintered and are springing back to life,  and my rhubarb is starting.  
 
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I've got a lot of lettuce in the greenhouse that we are eating. The asparagus is starting to come up. Carrots and beets are almost ready. And of course we are drowning in eggs.
 
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