Harvest time!

In case you've been wondering where I've been and what I've been up to (since I haven't been blogging), here's what I did this afternoon/evening:

I spent my evening picking all of those. Just today. Last week, I picked enough beans to can 12 pints and 4 quarts this weekend, in addition to enough cucumbers to can 12 pints and 1 quart of pickles.

So, the garden has pretty much been my extracurricular activity for the last couple weeks, and will continue to be for a while. One of these days, I need to start digging up potatoes- I dug up a couple plants and think the rest are probably ready, anytime I'm up to it. Anyone want to help?!

And now to present a web directory of seasonal garden photos:

Cucumber patch!

A little cuke:

A bigger cuke:

The corn has tassels!

No tomatoes yet:

... but LOTS of beans

The cabbage is ready:

And, where the cabbage has been harvested, little cabbages are forming:

And, of course, flowers:

Here's a quiz to leave you with: This "flower" appears in one of the above pictures as well. Which one?


Alisse Goldsmith said...


Stephanie said...

Lovely! I love your purple beans.

And the dill is in your pickles! :)

Andrea Moberly said...

Awesome harvest :)

Its a dill flower from your pickle photo... but then 2 people already said that!

affectioknit said...

All your produce is lovely - our garden is so stunted this year with all the cold and rain - I'm hoping for a warm August...

Kathie said...

Beautiful!!!! Those beans wouldn't be descendents of the beans I sent you a couple of years aog, would they?

Beckie said...

Do you pickle your extra beans? My aunt makes Dilly Beans with the extras from her garden and they are super easy and YUMMY! You don't even cook the beans first.

Anonymous said...

I am SO envious of your gardens! Can we move to your house please? :)

Can't wait to see the rest of your harvest!

Joanna said...

The first commenters got the quiz right- the flower is Dill, and, if you look closely at the picture of the pickles, you can see the flowers stuffed into the bottom of the jars. Way to go!

Kathie- unfortunately, I didn't save any of the seed from the seeds you sent me :-/ I bought these this year, though I did try seed-saving some of my peas last year, and the descendants did better than the store-bought seed this year.

Beckie- I've heard of dilly beans, but never tried them. I probably have all the ingredients on hand, too! How do you eat dilly beans?

Sara- I don't think you live far from us- come over any time! You can pretend my garden is a "Pick-Your-Own" for green beans and cucumbers!

Beckie said...

You eat them just like dill pickles, cold. I bet if you googled it you would find a recipe.

Becca said...

your harvest AND your garden are lovely! looks like you guys did a great job this year.


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