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Monday, June 20, 2011

Harvest Monday


I missed last week's Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne's Dandelions because I was enjoying the harvests (and helping to harvest them) at Greens and Jeans.

I came home Tuesday, June 14th to overgrown snow peas. I pulled them out on Wednesday afternoon and harvested the peas remaining, all of which had to be shelled. My teen watering team assured me that the did pick them while I was away and there would have been many more for me if they hadn't done so.

I shelled them and including them in a chicken stir fry on Wednesday night.

Thursday I tackled the weeds in the vegetable garden and harvested garlic scapes, lettuce, and an onion that needed to be pulled. Thanks to Villager at Our Happy Acres for his garlic scape pesto recipe. It was perfect with whole grain baguette slices and even some for the freezer for those days when garlic scapes are just a fond memory.

Sunday I got more lettuce, a nice bit of basil, and my first green beans.

9 comments:

wilderness said...

Things are sure looking up in your world of vegetable harvesting. Will be so happy with my garden begins to grow. Am thinking of trying garlic again this fall. Never seem to get very much from it.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Great harvest you have there.

Emily said...

Your peas look great. I don't think we'll get even that many from the shelling pea variety, they just didn't sprout well. Maybe we'll have some snowpeas by the end of the week.

Allison at Novice Life said...

Your harvest looks great -- chicken stir fry sounds delish!

Barbie said...

I rather enjoy shelled snow peas. Sometimes they are easier than the regular garden peas here. LOL

Daphne said...

I think I'm going to let some of my peas go this year. I want to save some seeds. So every time I see an overgrown one I chalk it up to more seed for next year. I like how you dealt with the issue too. I'd never have thought of that as my husband hates peas and doesn't even like them in the house. I get away with snow and snap peas though. For some reason they don't bother him as much.

villager said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the pesto. We had the last of our fresh stuff yesterday, though I froze 3 cups of it.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a lovely harvest!! Everything looks so good!!

RandomGardener said...

Green beans already? Mine are still flowering. You have a good harverst there.

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