Harvest Monday June 19, 2023

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The garden is giving us a variety of goodies to eat now, but for me the star player has to be the blueberries. We are enjoying them atop homemade yogurt most mornings for breakfast, and also enjoying some of last year’s crop in the freezer in our fruit smoothies.

blueberry harvest

I’m still pulling spring onions as needed, and a typical harvest one morning also included zucchini and mini broccoli. The Melody broccoli may indeed be early, but so far the harvest has been small compared to other stem type broccoli I grow which is just now starting to head up. It has been disappointing to say the least.

morning harvest

Melody broccoli

The summer squash is not disappointing though. Zucchini and yellow squash are featured in many a meal, and I have begun freezing it for later use.


Tempest squash

I got an assortment of squash one morning, and from top to bottom in the below photo we have Clarimore, Green Machine, Cash Machine, Mexicana and Tempest. We used a couple of them to make Turkey Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats for dinner last night.

assorted summer squashes

baked zucchini boats

I also cut a few more leaves of the Winterbor kale to go with some previously harvested. I braised those for a side dish to go with fish one night. We also roasted some of last year’s Beauregard sweet potatoes that night, which are still in great shape in storage.

Winterbor kale

braised kale with fish and sweet potatoes

I’ll close with something in the future harvests department. Our container grown eggplants have begun blooming, which means eggplant will soon be on the menu! I have three AAS Winners growing in containers this year: Fairy Tale, Gretel and Icicle. They kept us well supplied with early eggplant in 2022, and I am expecting similar results this year.

Fairy Tale eggplant blooming

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 please check out what everyone is harvesting!

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7 Responses to Harvest Monday June 19, 2023

  1. Trying to duplicate your amazing range of squashes Dave, I grew 4 types, 1 didn’t germinate, one was very slow and is only just starting to flower, the other two – quite different – ended up being the same variety! So it’s not going well so far, loads of yellow ones, with green tips. Fortunately Debbie says they are the best tasting/texture she’s ever had.

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      I should simplify my squash choices Steve, but I do like to experiment! Gardening is my favorite hobby, and we also get to eat the results, so I guess it’s not a bad thing.

  2. Sue Garrett says:

    Aubergine/eggplants have beautiful flowers. I’m envious of the blueberries. Do your squashed criss pollinate?

  3. Will - EightGateFarmNH says:

    You could say I’m “blue” with envy over those berries. I always get a lot of help and ideas when you comment on a variety, so it’s good to know that Melody broccoli may not be worth it. Love the zucchini boats!

  4. Your blueberries are huge! I just transplanted my zucchini starts to the garden today. Zucchini is still a ways off.

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