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Okay guys, let's see em. Share your harvest!

This time of year, I'm a busy bee planting away. Sure there is kale, chard, peas, lettuce and herbs to harvest, but mostly I'm so focused on getting the garden ready for the main season, that I completely loose site of the harvest. Can't see the fruit for the seedlings, as it were. Yet half the world, I'm told is currently getting ready for their long winter nap. It's always nice to be reminded of what we do this for... yeah, the environment, health, whatever. Really, between you and me, I'm in it for the harvest.

Please post your harvest photos here!
 
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lentils



strawberries



wheat





 
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chickpeas



garlic and peppers







becomes hot sauce

seeds

 
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I actually had my first strawberries for the year yesterday... Probably should have photo'd them. I will take pictures next week!
 
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awesome sauce =)
nice pics !

i wish i ever remembered to take more photos of my harvests, but i have some older ones ...






tomatoes from last year :





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I started a 'challenge': pick something edible from the garden each day. I started the 2nd of May. Most days it's only some kitchen or tea herbs. More and more I can pick some leaves of lettuce too. When there's more ... I'll tell and show you. Here you see my lettuce, in a large pot with an 'olla' in the middle (for easy irrigation), and some mint. In the background there are pots with strawberry plants.
 
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I've just finished my spring harvest and have summer seeds planted now. Down here in Florida a spring crop includes tomatoes, peppers, green beans, blueberries and many other warm season crops.
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Peaches, Green Beans, Tomatoes
Peaches, Green Beans, Tomatoes
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Broccoli, tomatoes, Nasturtium, Peppers
Broccoli, tomatoes, Nasturtium, Peppers
 
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Between the weeds and what I have started and over wintered in the greenhouse I pick a large salad every day. I can post pictures tomarrow but here is a harvest picture from last fall.
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pumpkin harvest
pumpkin harvest
 
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We grow a largish garden (3000 sq ft) with berries and asparagus as permanent plantings, and plant potatoes, carrots, corn, beets, etc in it. We also have a "side garden" near the house (about 500 sq ft, for peas, onion family, and sunflowers), a small greenhouse, a small herb garden, and a planting of bell peppers and basil that wraps around two sides of our house, plus some fruit and nut trees, and grape vines. We grow food for us two adults, not for sale. We give away surpluses to the local food bank and also trade some among our friends.

I don't have any pics of our fruit or nuts, for some reason. Except, I suppose that technically tomatoes and peppers are fruit. I guess I've shot pics only sporadically and randomly. The following are lettuce in basket, broccoli in a basket...

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I could only get the post to load two pics. I'll try some more...

Some onions, borscht (from our tomatoes, onions, potatoes, beets, carrots), syrup from a maple being boiled down...
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Here are some bell peppers, and a shot of a prize brocolli just before harvesting from the big garden...
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Goji berries
 
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Fat Baby Achochas ( our garden is couple of blocks from the ocean, so regular cucumbers have trouble growing, but these are doing just fine)
 
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Let's get started on today's salad. I skipped the lettuce to save it for company. I will start with the fragrence ingredients.
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wicking barrels
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lemon mint
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multiplying onions
multiplying onions
 
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I need to add some flavor to my salad.
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lemon flavor
lemon flavor
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flowering chives
flowering chives
 
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I would like some more color and flavor. Look at these:
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alpine strawberries
alpine strawberries
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california poppies
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baby evning primrose with new zealand spinach
baby evning primrose with new zealand spinach
 
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That last picture was ugly so look at some beautiful things on the way back to the house.
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snapdragons with new zwaland nightshade
 
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In the salad for this afternoon: 5 leaves of different lettuces, chives, mint and more herbs, all from my garden. On the photo before I mixed them with other ingredients.
 
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Harvested my first taters. Some of the plants had died down, though it seems very early.

Taters are tiny.

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they are tiny
they are tiny
 
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Try planting potatos where they only get morning sun so they don't over heat. Try for where the ground will remain moist for three months after frost. Deep mulch keeps them protected from the heat.
The next crop can be planted in dry soil and mulched. they will form sprouts and then pop up when it rains again. then they can grow until it freezes again. There grow cycle is about three months for full size, in Maine that is all the growing season they get for them. Myself I get three grow cycles each year. Feb.-May, May-August, August-november.
I use the center third of the barrels I cut for wicking beds to hill them up. This week one is ready to harvest one the vines are almost died back. the other two were replanted after trying to get them through Dec./Jan. after the tops froze in the greenhouse I got potatoes about the same as the ones you picture. They were a welcome treat anyway.
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ready to harvest one the vines are almost died back
ready to harvest one the vines are almost died back
 
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At this point in 2016, this thread would be worth reviving.  What have you got in the way of harvest pics from your homestead, yard garden, small farm, greenhouse... whatever?
 
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You're right Joel, it's time for harvest news. Sorry I don't have photos. My main 'harvest' are green leaf vegetables, which I still have in the garden. I keep cutting the ones I need for a meal untill they stop producing new leaves (but they are still going strong)
 
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Some of what we harvested this year just looked like what I posted earlier on this page from last year.  But on the other hand, we didn't take many pictures of the gardens this year.  We were happy to have an abundant yield of raspberries and strawberries and a superabundant blueberry crop. A good crop of onions, tomatoes, green peas, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli... good hybrid corn, good crop of russet and German butterball spuds (but a bit of trouble with Yukon golds), good leafies (incl herbs).  On the trees, good pear and apple crops.

Here's a pic of some of our keeper-squash harvest.
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