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Harvest, Harvest, Harvest, Repeat

August 8th, 2018

This time of year it seems the harvesting starting in full swing. Not only are all the summer vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers starting to produce in large quantities, the long term storage vegetables are ready to harvest as well. Over the past two weeks I’ve been slowly harvesting my garlic and onions.

This time of year we start getting more rain, so I’m always watching the weather to determine when I harvest these root vegetables. They definitely store best when they’re harvested after a dry spell. That means that sometimes they’re harvested a week or two early to avoid being drenched with an inch of rain during a summer thunderstorm. In fact, my garlic was harvested two weeks early because they were predicting a few weeks with lots of rain.

What are you harvesting this week?

2 Comments to “Harvest, Harvest, Harvest, Repeat”
  1. misti on August 8, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Okra, cowpeas, beans, and basil are the most prevalent harvests right now!

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  2. Nebraska Dave on August 10, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Susy, I’m being buried in Eggplant. Looks like eggplant Parmesan is in my future for some tasty Winter eating. The temperatures are cooler than normal for this time of the year and the tomatoes are struggling to ripen. I guess those 65 degree night time temperatures are not too conducive to ripening. There are lots of green tomatoes so real soon there will be glut of tomatoes coming on.

    Have a great harvest harvest harvest day.

    Nebraska Dave

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