Monday Harvest Report – Finally some variety in our harvest!

At last!!  After weeks of waiting the garden has finally broken loose and started producing more than just greens!  Along with the 4 types of lettuce the garden added 6 new crops this week!  So what were they?


On Wednesday we picked the first of the Oregon Giant Snow Peas, a few Easter Egg radishes, the first big picking of Strawberries and 1/4 pound of Vates Kale (not pictured).


Thursday we got another picking of Snow Peas and the first 4 small heads of Pac Man broccoli.  Next spring I’m going to switch to a different variety of broccoli.  I’ve been growing Pac Man for 4 years now and about the only thing I like about it is that it’s ready in just 55 days.  I’m just not happy with the size of the heads or the quality really.  I’d love suggestions from my readers on a good variety that produces a nice large head.


Saturday brought us a very large picking of Snow peas, more strawberries & radishes and the first of the shelling peas (Little Marvel).


And of course we picked a lot of lettuce this week.  We are going to have to give up on all the regular spring planted lettuces.  This picking on Saturday was really starting to get bitter and most of the plants are starting to bolt in the heat.  Our lettuce for a few weeks will be limited to the few heads of summer crisp we have left.  There are a lot more coming but they will be several weeks before they are ready.


This weekend brought some nice cool weather but no rain.  I spent some time in the evening on Saturday getting my fall seedling started.  Remember last week I talked about it being time to get your fall seedlings started.  I planted a full flat of Cole’s.  24 broccoli, 8 cabbage, 8 kale, 4 kohlrabi, & 4 Brussels sprouts.  They will be ready to go out in the garden on August 1st.

Here’s this weeks totals:

Snow Peas –  1.83 lbs

Shell Peas – .25 lbs

Radishes – .50 lbs

Kale – .25 lbs

Strawberries – 1.50 lbs

Broccoli – .75 lbs

Lettuce – .75 lbs

Total – 5.83 lbs

That brings our annual total to 57 Pounds!!  Potatoes on the way next week!!

We will be joining several blog hops this week including the Tuesday Garden Party at an Oregon Cottage, Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes, The Homestead Barn Hop at The Prairie Homestead and of course the Monday Harvest Report at Daphne’s Dandelions!


  1. Daphne June 16, 2014 5:47 am Reply

    Lovely harvests. I’m still pealess right now, but I see small ones on the plants. So this week I’ll get to pick some.

  2. Dave June 16, 2014 4:13 pm Reply

    I’m still trying to find a great broccoli too. I like Packman because it’s early, and it sizes up nicely here, but I’ve grown bigger. It’s hard for us to get big broccoli in spring. It does better in fall for me.


    • Mr. Stoney June 16, 2014 8:56 pm Reply

      I think our problem involves the fact that we usually only have like 3 weeks of spring and then we jump right into the 80’s. The heads just don’t get a chance to size up before the heat makes them want to bolt!

  3. Margaret June 16, 2014 9:13 pm Reply

    Beautiful berries & peas – our peas haven’t even started to flower yet. I wish I could help with the broccoli but I have yet to grow it…it’s another veggie that I really want to add to my ever expanding list. Maybe I will give it a try this fall? Decisions, decisions…

  4. mac June 16, 2014 9:46 pm Reply

    I don’t have luck with spring brassicas except fast growing bok choy, as you said, our spring temp jumps from low 70s to high 90s in matter of days, I’ve given up on spring plant broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc.

    • Mr. Stoney June 17, 2014 8:15 am Reply

      Yep we are the same, no long cool spring. Fall broccoli seems to do better for me when I remember to get it in on time!!

  5. Jenny June 17, 2014 6:35 am Reply

    Great harvest! Even if you say broccoli is small i’m still jealous of it. None of my home broccoli made it so far; and at the community only 1 tiny head formed. Love all those peas! And thank you for the reminder to start fall garden, that’s my to-do list for today.

  6. Green Bean June 18, 2014 1:15 pm Reply

    Wow, it looks like your garden is really picking up! I planted my peas too late and the heat got ’em. Oh well, always next season!

  7. Thomas June 18, 2014 9:19 pm Reply

    I”m completely envious of your strawberries. None for me this year unfortunately…well maybe a fall crop if I’m lucky. Great looking snow peas as well. We are just starting to harvest ours.

  8. pam (Sidewalk Shoes) June 20, 2014 4:50 am Reply

    I love seeing what you get out of your harvest. You are kind of mimicking our CSA – I think they are growing the same things you are. The broccoli looks the same. Next week I’ll have a recipe posted that used the broccoli – and it was perfect for it!

  9. Jami @ An Oregon Cottage June 23, 2014 4:16 pm Reply

    Looks like a fabulous week of spring vegetable harvests! I’m just getting my first (late planted) peas this last week, too.

    As for broccoli, I’m growing Arcadia for the first time this year which just produced a HUGE head (posted it on my FB page). The packet says 57 days, so maybe in the same time frame as Pac Man? Problem for me, though, is I look for varieties with lots of side shoots, ’cause they’ll produce all summer for us here in the PNW – and this so far as NONE forming. Boo.

    So I won’t be growing this again and I’d love to send you the rest of my seed packet if you’re interested! Shoot me an email with your snail address if you are and I’ll drop it in the mail. Maybe it’ll get there in time for a fall planting? 🙂

    • Mr. Stoney June 23, 2014 4:40 pm Reply

      Wow, thanks Jami!! I will send you an email!

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