Monday, June 28, 2010

My First Harvest Monday!

I wanted to take part in Daphne's Harvest Monday. This is some of what I got from the yard this week: basil, zucchini, scalloped squash, grape tomatoes, my first Fourth of July tomato, and.... drum roll please... lemon verbena! We bought a little plant a few weeks ago at the farmer's market, and now it's big enough to cut a little from. Oh, and I got a dozen eggs. That counts, right??

I got enough glads to make 2 bouquets for the house, and give some to my neighbor for her birthday.

This is my first year for growing onions. I pulled them all out and started drying them. All the pictures I'd seen of onions drying were in the sun, so that's where I put mine. Then we started thinking, and I went onto the internet, and found that we should have them in the shade. We lost a few, but not bad.


  1. You already have tomatoes? I will have to wait some time for mine. Onions look very good!

  2. Hi Lori, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You have such a lot of space to grow veggies - I'm envious!! And all those onions - wow.

  3. Found your blog through Harvest Monday. Yes, eggs do count (at least in my book). I love you glads!!! They are some of my favorite flowers!! As a kid I used to love cutting them and putting them in water with food coloring and waiting to watch how the colors would change on the flowers!!!

  4. Wow, tomatoes already??? I am jealous. Those are some beautiful flowers and tasty looking onions!

  5. Last year I cured my onions in morning sun and afternoon shade for a few days then put them in the garage for a longer time. It worked pretty well. They all seemed happy.

    I'm still waiting impatiently for my tomatoes. Right now they are tiny little things.

  6. Nice harvest, the onions look great. And the Glads look beautiful, lucky neighbor.

  7. vrtlarica, one of the new tomatoes I'm trying this year is called Fourth of July. They are a little on the small side, but very tasty and very early.

    Funkbunny, yes, we have a big garden. And, unfortunately, I've never been able to fill it! I'd much rather have too much room than not enough, but sometimes it gets a little much for me, since I do try to put lots out there.

    debiclegg, I'm pretty excited about Harvest Mondays! I have a few flowers, but want to do more, especially when I get more raised beds. I'm loving them! so much easier to do weed control.

    Tosha, this is the earliest I've had tomatoes. I'm pretty happy about it.

    Daphne, Thanks for the tip on the onions. I'll be doing that the next time I harvest. Awesome idea for the Harvest Monday, by the way!

    Michelle, Thanks. All in all, I'm pretty happy with my first try with onions. And, yes, my neighbor loved the glads. It was her birthday!

  8. Wow, look at all the new readers!

    Awesome first harvest! Cannot wait to see more over the summer!

    And hello to all the new readers, I am Lori's beautiful sister in law in Oregon!

    Have a great day!

  9. Hi Lori, I followed you back from your comment. Hooray on your harvest (holy cow, you have a lot of onions!) and your first Harvest Monday, it was my first, too!! And Daphne, thanks again for hosting it to allow first time gardeners/bloggers like myself to discover and connect with other bloggers.

    And hello to you, too, Becca!

  10. Hi Becca! Pretty cool, huh?

    thyme2garden; your first Harvest Monday! I think it's nice to connect with others that share the same hobby. Looking forward to more Mondays!

  11. Oh look at all that loverly produce. I never got my Garden planted this year due to the broken ankle....boohoohoo

  12. Tami, I know! I'm just totally excited about picking and working in my garden when I see things happen. Sorry about your ankle. That would be a total bummer to be slowed down like that. Hope you get better fast!