2017 Harvest



Friday, June 29, 2012

Busy day

Today I've planned a lot of things so I made myself to-do list :)


Went in the garden and after fighting with weeds for 3 hours ( It was so hot today so I forgot to take photos) I've cleaned everything up. So it was the time to pick up fruits from the last couple of days.

I've started with potatoes.


Again I've removed only 5 potato bushes. We leave it in the soil and take only the amount we need. We don't have a place to store all of them.

First pickling cucumbers are ready for storing. I'll leave the recipe tomorrow.


Picked some string beans


Some weird blackberries :)


When I finished with everything this is what I've brought home


0.5 kilos (17. 6 oz) of blackberries
0.1 kilos (3. 52 oz) string beans
0.1 kilos of New zealand spinach


2 , 40 kilos (84. 48 oz) of potatoes


And 2 , 10 kilos (73. 92 oz) cucumbers


When I finished I decided I needed to tend our back yard. Everything went crazy




Also I had to cut all the columbines..they looked..well..ugly


When I started to cut Nero was watching me


But he was not alone


Little frog decided to see where was all that noise coming from :)


Soon Nero decided that I was really boring so he took a nap in the gutter



It took a lot of hard work but in the end I was pleased with the result.


I can see my garden from the balcony again


While I was resting I saw our balcony tomatoes and decided to take photos. On every tomato there are more than 30 little tomatoes




There was another thing that surprised me today our cyclamen is blossoming again. It was blossoming in February so we left it in the shade so it would blossom next year. But no..little lady decided it would be nice to blossom now.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Blackberries


Like I said a few days ago blackberries are ready for picking.


First few days there will be only 0.1 kilos every day but later,  when all of them turn black there will be many many more


And they are really big...you eat 2 or 3 and it's enough for one meal :D


Today there wasn't much work in the garden so I just walked around and took photos...of course after I picked peas and carrots, onions and parsley for cooking


I've added raspberries later with blackberries (again I forgot to take 2 cups)


When I pack everything it looks like I'm coming home from the market. Only I'm all sweaty and tired...thinking it better I look like that when I come from the market too :)


We were cutting grass in the front yard these days so now we have enough mulch for the peppers too


While I was taking photos I thought I could play a game like "where is Waldo"
Only mine would be called "where are my peppers"

Ooooh here they are...noup that's just grass :)


Only thing I can really see between peppers and grass is chinese cabbage we left to get seeds from it for next year.


On the other side of the garden first pattison squashes are starting to grow



Cabbages



Yes they little bugs are eating them too


 Had some time today so I decided to take photos of our front yard flowers



 Sedum is blosssoming


Basil


Lily

Morning glory


Larkspur


 Roses


 Marshmallow flower


Dalias and Nero


Remember our Fuchsias we have 4 little plants from the big ones now



When I got home our neighbor brought us his pears to try them...they taste really good