Harvest Monday 4-30-12

We finally got some more rain this week.  It has helped the lawn green up and kept me from watering the garden.  We have also had some very warm weather this week with highs close to 85.  That a solid 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.

Not a lot to report on the harvests this week.  Of course we had some carrots.  This will be close to the end for the over wintered carrots.  I expect one more picking this size and then we are done with carrots for a while.  I will get some more in later in the week but we won’t see carrots for a while.

The hens slowed a bit this week.  We only had 30 eggs which is a down week for our hens.

This weeks Total:

Carrots – 1.75 Lbs

Greens/Lettuce – Some but didn’t weigh

Eggs – 30

Total – 1.75

Annual Total – 32 Lbs

There’s lots of other stuff happening all around the garden, lots of planting going on along with a lot of other work in preparation for the summer gardening season.  So check back later in the week for more updates!!  Be sure to stop by Daphne’s Dandelions for more Monday Harvest Reports!!


  1. mac April 30, 2012 12:06 pm Reply

    Nice carrot and egg harvest, wish I can raise chickens unfortunately our HOA would not allow it, I think we’re the only homeowner with a backyard vegetable garden in the community.


  2. Prairie Cat April 30, 2012 2:23 pm Reply

    Lovely carrots! I am attempting to grow some for the first time, but I doubt mine will be as successful as yours. They are just so straight and perfect!


  3. maryhysong April 30, 2012 4:41 pm Reply

    You have really had a great run on the carrots! My girls are down a bit too, it’s been over 90 most days this week, about 6 weeks too early! Trying to get lots of things put into the ground and out of their pots, somedays running 2-3 hoses at a time trying to keep everything watered.

  4. maryhysong April 30, 2012 6:38 pm Reply

    To reply to your comment at my place; you might try artichokes like Elliot Coleman, start in late fall or early winter and keep them pretty warm about 8 weeks, then harden them off and put them someplace pretty cool for 8 weeks. That makes them think they grew for a year and should send up the flower buds as soon as they warm up again. Plant out in early spring and they should bud the first summer. Elliot grows them like that in Maine.

  5. Liz April 30, 2012 10:18 pm Reply

    I will miss your carrots, although I also covet eggs so as long as you have some of them I shall be happy.


  6. Jennie April 30, 2012 10:30 pm Reply

    beautiful carrots…I miss my fresh eggs!


  7. kitsapFG May 2, 2012 6:53 am Reply

    That really is indeed warm weather this early. The carrots (as usual) look great!


  8. Daphne May 2, 2012 7:34 am Reply

    Nice overwintered carrots. And I couldn’t imagine eating 30 eggs much less the amount you would get in a good week. I had eggs for breakfast and made quiche for dinner last night, but still I wouldn’t get through them.


    • Rick May 2, 2012 7:57 am Reply

      There are 6 of us so that helps. But we also sell about a dozen a week so we are eating somewhere in the area of 2 dozen a week. With all the baking and scratch cooking we do it’s not to hard to keep up.

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