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Monday, July 4, 2011

Harvest Monday - July 4th

I started the Harvest Week last Monday picking this green pepper which didn't have much that was eatable.

The next day I picked two Cubanelle and two green peppers, green beans, zucchini and some basil.
Thursday I picked these zucchini that went into a shrimp stir fry.

The garlic was harvested last week and is drying in the garage.

More cherry tomatoes which are very sweet.

The single zucchini went into a salad and I steamed the green beans. The bunny is enjoying them too. The onions were part of my onion harvest. Now I know how you get pearl onions! That's the size these were so I added them to frozen green peas.

Sunday I braided the onions after they had hung to dry on the fence for two days and then got rained on early Sunday morning. I have to rethink how I grow onions. They are not very large.

These are the bullnecked ones which I'll have to use first.

This morning I got two more cherry toms and two cucumbers for the 4th of July dinner tonight.

See other harvest at our host Daphne's Dandelions.


Emily said...

Looks good! I'm afraid my onions aren't going to be very big this year either. They still have a couple months to go though.

~Holly~ said...

Gorgeous onion harvest! Love the colors!!

Robin said...

Marcia I have always had a hard time growing big onions until this year. I think that the bad soil and neglect at the plots did it!! I can't seem to grow spinach either. Last year I totally neglected it and it grew! Maybe some passive gardening is in order :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

fabulous & scrumptious looking veggies! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoox, tracie

The Sage Butterfly said...

Your onions look great! I have been using them as I go...Happy Harvest!

HolleyGarden said...

I can't seem to grow onions, big or small! I love your onion braids!

Daphne said...

The onion braids are very pretty. I hope to get decent onions this year. I've never done it before, but with the different soil I'm just hoping. I'm guessing I'll get to harvest at the end of July as that is when they have been ready for me before.

Prairie Cat said...

Well at least you got some onions... No matter what their size! I started some earlier in the year but they did not end up making it into the ground in time. There's always next year though!

thyme2garden said...

they may be small, but your onion braids look very pretty. I hope they taste good! I haven't harvested any full-sized onions yet, but I'm hoping that a few more weeks in the ground will do the trick.

wilderness said...

My onions really haven't started to get much of a bottom on them either but like Emily have a good 2 months to go yet. They are loving all this rain we have been getting.


Here is a good article on growing onions.

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