Harvest Monday May 20, 2019

It’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related! The weather has improved considerably here, drying out and warming up. That has let me get on with planting and getting beds ready to plant. The heat has also made the asparagus take off, and we cut around four pounds of it last week. This time I got some to pose for a pic, before it was eaten and enjoyed.

asparagus harvest

The greenhouse lettuce is holding up despite hot conditions in there. I made several cuttings this week since cool salads were on the menu a lot. Varieties I cut included Pele, Tango, Panisse and Brentwood.

Tango lettuce

Panisse & Pele lettuce

Brentwood lettuce

In the future harvests department, the Natchez blackberry vines are absolutely covered in blooms! This has become my favorite of the thornless blackberries we grow, with the flavor a bit sweeter than Apache and fruit almost as big. It looks like it should make a bumper crop of blackberries based on the number of blooms. The blackberries are mostly trouble-free here as long as we keep the deer out of them, and bird netting will take care of that.

Natchez blackberries

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!

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6 Responses to Harvest Monday May 20, 2019

  1. Hi Dave, the lettuce looks like one that I grow over-winter called Freckles, our asparagus is slowing down a bit now and we are only getting two harvests a week : All the best – Steve

  2. Sue Garrett says:

    No harvest to report from us this week, I’m afraid but we too look forward to fruit in the future. Our thornless blackberry is Loch Ness,

  3. Blackberries look wonderful. Envious. Our stand of marionberries is quite small but each berry is a treat.

  4. Margaret says:

    Well, send that good weather over our way please! Yesterday, it was once again frigid and windy (ugh!). Look at all those bloom on the blackberries – you are in for a bumper crop!

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