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Monday, September 10, 2012

Harvest Ends and Outs

I must say that this is a peculiar harvest monday for me. Not what a harvest usually looks like, but interesting none the less. Given that its September, I'd suspect a few gardeners are experiencing the last few trickles from their spring planted gardens. After finishing up here, check out more harvests at Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday.

For us, we've got more toys coming in. I won't count them until we dry them and decide which ones are keepers. We have at least this many more still out there on the vine. We'll probably wait until November before we decorate them. The one at the bottom left is spinning...these things are quite fun!

I did pull three more canteloupe from the garden. They were hiding and slightly overripe; but not so much that they weren't still good. We have one more that is near ripe. Once it ripens, I'll pull it out.

We pulled the last of the southern peas. I didn't get a picture of them, but I gather that they will make another pot full. Add some hot water cornbread and we have ourselves a meal.

I harvested some lemon balm; about a cup worth, to make a Lemon Balm Vinaigrette...I'll share more about that later.

Finally, we harvest seeds! The dill and coriander seed have finally dried and I've bottled them up. These can be used to season food and for next years planting. They may not look like much, but have you checked the prices on spices lately?! This is about $6 worth of spices that you're looking at.
We also harvested some free organic pears from a neighbors backyard tree. They were nice and juicy.
I sure hope others are harvesting more than we are right now. Don't forget to check them out (link above).


  1. Oooohhhh...Lemon Balm Vinaigrette sounds delicious! Can't wait to read more about later :-)

  2. I can't wait for your lemon balm vinaigrette recipe!

  3. I've got lemon balm in my garden - look forward to seeing your recipe!

  4. What a great harvest; love those melons! Well, even at just seed packet prices, seeds are a valuable commodity and pure organic see may become even more valuable in the future, especially for commonly GMO crops that are not GMO and raised in isolation where they cannot be crossed up. Just wish I had the water and the flat land to grow organic corn and soybeans!

  5. Oh I love those melons and pears! Love any fruit but the sweeter the better for me :) I also picked quite a bit of herbs this week and dried them as the prices in store went through the roof!

  6. I should clean and bottle up my coriander seeds. Glad you harvested your melons just in time.