Late May to Early June garden harvests + dinner ideas


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For the last two months we have been eating many varieties of greens. For a little over a month now we have been harvesting a big salad every day to eat. The more you pick, the bigger the leafs get --the Collards especially.

This year so far, the collards and kale have out performed the rest of the salad greens in size and abundance. The lettuce has been plentiful too. I have been especially enjoying the Buttercrunch variety. I am definitely getting loads of Vitamin A and K.

In the following photos, I show you the greens we have been harvesting for the last two weeks. I also show you the salads I make with the garden greens.



May 31st 2015 harvest


May 29th 2015 greens harvest



Collard wraps with grated carrot, tomatoes, zucchini noodles, avoado


June 1st 2015 harvest



June 2nd salad harvest



Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, sunflower seeds


June 4th 2015 harvest


June 5th 2015 greens harvest


Lettuce, tomato, peppers, avocado, squash noodles


June 6th broccoli harvest


June 7th harvest

I found it odd that the three large cauliflower plants have not started to make a head, but the three tiny plants have formed heads. At least these will be ready to harvest soon.








Besides showing the harvests, I wanted to provide a quick update on the rest of the gardens.

We have planted over 150 tomatoes, and many of them have fruits that will ripen in the next two weeks. I think we have over 30 Peppers plants, which also have fruits setting. The peppers will be growing and ripening around the same time as the tomatoes. It seems though I start harvesting Zucchini and yellow squash before I start harvesting Tomatoes and peppers. I wouldn't be surprised considering the squash garden is looking big and healthy.

I expect to harvest beans, corn, cucumbers in the next month, and the winter squash and melons will be ready to harvest later in the growing season.

The melon patch is flourishing with different varieties. I think the Hugelkultur mounds create the perfect growing conditions for melons. Hugelkultur mounds retain moisture in the decaying wood, which creates fungus that builds fertility in the soil.

There are a couple watermelon plants and cantaloupe, flowering and setting fruits. Two weeks ago we added over 50 Golden Honeydew seeds within the melon patch, and they have their second set of leaves. And, several days ago I added Santa Claus melon seed. I also planted Golden honeydew, Santa Claus melon, and Canary melon seed in various places around the garden and yard.

I really like this relationship I have with fruit. I eat the melons, and throw out the hundreds of seeds that came from one fruit which has the potential to grow a hundred more melons.

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Very nice!
I don't think anything except for greens will be ready here by the end of June. :(
 
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You have a great garden.
Do you use it all for your own consumption. I notice you have so many tomato plants. What do you do with all the yield
 
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I would be very tempted to try to use those large collard leaves as a substitute for vine leaves in dolmathes.
The Greeks use cabbage leaves.
 

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We will not get anything that can be eaten before the end of June the salads look so good.
 
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I loved the second and third salads, they look so tasty! Did you use a flash to take those pictures? Just curious. Lately I am having more salads :) I feel great! I wish I could do something similar to what you do.
 
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I'm a vegetarian, so I love these dinner ideas:D Your salads look very yummy and healthy. I'd eat them without any hesitation:D
 
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I would be very tempted to try to use those large collard leaves as a substitute for vine leaves in dolmathes.
The Greeks use cabbage leaves.
That sounds Yummm!! I've never made dolmades but I've had home made ones made by a dinky-die Greek friend and they were really yum.
 
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For the last two months we have been eating many varieties of greens. For a little over a month now we have been harvesting a big salad every day to eat. The more you pick, the bigger the leafs get --the Collards especially.

This year so far, the collards and kale have out performed the rest of the salad greens in size and abundance. The lettuce has been plentiful too. I have been especially enjoying the Buttercrunch variety. I am definitely getting loads of Vitamin A and K.

In the following photos, I show you the greens we have been harvesting for the last two weeks. I also show you the salads I make with the garden greens.



May 31st 2015 harvest


May 29th 2015 greens harvest



Collard wraps with grated carrot, tomatoes, zucchini noodles, avoado


June 1st 2015 harvest



June 2nd salad harvest



Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, sunflower seeds


June 4th 2015 harvest


June 5th 2015 greens harvest


Lettuce, tomato, peppers, avocado, squash noodles


June 6th broccoli harvest


June 7th harvest

I found it odd that the three large cauliflower plants have not started to make a head, but the three tiny plants have formed heads. At least these will be ready to harvest soon.








Besides showing the harvests, I wanted to provide a quick update on the rest of the gardens.

We have planted over 150 tomatoes, and many of them have fruits that will ripen in the next two weeks. I think we have over 30 Peppers plants, which also have fruits setting. The peppers will be growing and ripening around the same time as the tomatoes. It seems though I start harvesting Zucchini and yellow squash before I start harvesting Tomatoes and peppers. I wouldn't be surprised considering the squash garden is looking big and healthy.

I expect to harvest beans, corn, cucumbers in the next month, and the winter squash and melons will be ready to harvest later in the growing season.

The melon patch is flourishing with different varieties. I think the Hugelkultur mounds create the perfect growing conditions for melons. Hugelkultur mounds retain moisture in the decaying wood, which creates fungus that builds fertility in the soil.

There are a couple watermelon plants and cantaloupe, flowering and setting fruits. Two weeks ago we added over 50 Golden Honeydew seeds within the melon patch, and they have their second set of leaves. And, several days ago I added Santa Claus melon seed. I also planted Golden honeydew, Santa Claus melon, and Canary melon seed in various places around the garden and yard.

I really like this relationship I have with fruit. I eat the melons, and throw out the hundreds of seeds that came from one fruit which has the potential to grow a hundred more melons.

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All your greens look great. I do have the space to garden more veg. My little attempts leave a bit to be desired but I've had a reasonable yield of tomatoes, 3 small pumpkins, a few zucchinis and some lettuce leaves. I actually had rhubarb which didn't turn red but it tasted good anyway. Yours is so impressive Cassie I hope I'll try harder. We are a family which have salads every night, even in winter and even with a roast (cabbage and chives with olive oil and apple cider vinegar which is the influence of my German/Austrian in-laws) so we would benefit from a more productive veggie patch. GREEN IS GOOD, SO IS ORANGE AND EVEN RED, YELLOW,PURPLE....I'm on a roll now.STOP ME:D
 
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All your greens look great. I do have the space to garden more veg. My little attempts leave a bit to be desired but I've had a reasonable yield of tomatoes, 3 small pumpkins, a few zucchinis and some lettuce leaves. I actually had rhubarb which didn't turn red but it tasted good anyway. Yours is so impressive Cassie I hope I'll try harder. We are a family which have salads every night, even in winter and even with a roast (cabbage and chives with olive oil and apple cider vinegar which is the influence of my German/Austrian in-laws) so we would benefit from a more productive veggie patch. GREEN IS GOOD, SO IS ORANGE AND EVEN RED, YELLOW,PURPLE....I'm on a roll now.STOP ME:D
Protect your rhubarb from the strong Australian sunshine if you want red rhubarb.
 
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