Monday, September 28, 2015

A Summer of Bountiful Garden Harvests

Last spring we started a vegetable garden, our first in Virginia. I've had several vegetable gardens in Texas, but the seasons for growing are quite different up here. Having had a busy summer, and not certain of the outcome, I hesitated to post updates. However the yield was quite good in the end! Even so, we had to cut some losses. Below are the dates of the harvests...

6-19-15

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6-24-15
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6-26-15 The onions pretty much disappeared in the soil. I soon gave up on the eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, beans and peas, since they were producing little. I ripped them out of the garden to make room for the tomatoes that went out of control. I really shouldn't have planted so many tomatoes, but I couldn't resist. Too see the original map of the garden plot, read this post.
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There were truly too many tomatoes in the garden...but they looked so hopeful!
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I loved all the heirlooms...
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There were even some plum tomatoes...
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...and lots of yellow pears.
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And not far away the figs were growing! I never got a photo of all the figs we harvested, but we had our best yield this year, though it was still too piddly to do any canning.
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7-1-15 The first heirloom tomato from the vine!
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I couldn't believe how big it was!
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7-8-15
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7-14-15 I never did get photos of everything I harvested...especially of these.
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7-24-15



I've already posted a yummy recipe for Canadice Grapes!
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8-11-15 An orange tomato!
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8-22-15 
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128g 8-22c

9-17-15


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And still the tomatoes were producing!
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9-28-15


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Now for number crunching. I labored to keep up with precise numbers of the harvest. A few times I did forget to count. Thus, according to my best calculations my yield was...

Peppers
Poblano-25
Orange Bell-3
Sweet Marconi-26

Tomatoes
Heirloom-17
Golden Pear-33.2#
Regular-36
Plum-47
Orange-5
 
Green Onions-2

Green Beans-.5#

Peas-handful

Eggplant-1



2 comments:

  1. Your tomatoes span such a lovely color range! I bet they were delicious to eat, too!

    Best.
    Quinn

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    1. I definitely had fun with all the colors! They were delicious! That will be another post!
      Laurie

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