Mary's Veggie Garden

July 2, 2012

Harvest Monday, July 2, 2012

Filed under: Carrots,Currants,Fruit,Kohlrabi,Peas,Vegetables — marysveggiegarden @ 9:07 am

It was a busy week. When I finally got to my garden at the Vassar Farm community gardens on Friday, I found a lot to harvest.

6/29/2012 Harvest: Kossack kohlrabi, Packman broccoli, Sugar Snap peas, Yaya carrots, garlic, and Red Ace beets

Harvest for the week, all in pounds:
Beets, Red Ace 1.7
Broccoli, Packman 1.5
Carrots, Yaya .8 The thinnings are getting bigger…
Garlic .25 (it’s a heirloom variety whose name I didn’t record.)
Kohlrabi, Kossack, 3 (all are in the pic, averaging a pound each, all tender. I blanched and froze 2.)
Lettuce, Cimmaron 3 heads totaling 3.4 pounds. I left the last 3 heads to flower and set seed.
Peas: Cascadia snap peas 2 pounds, snow peas 2 pounds, Sugar Snap peas 2.7 pounds.

Fruit: Currants ‘Blanka’ .25 pounds. The berry trusses broke off easily, so I harvested entire trusses. The berries were  sour at harvest, but are sweetening up a bit in the bowl. The darker berries were drying on the bush, so I should have collected individual berries earlier. This is the second summer for this bush and my first real harvest.

Currants ‘Blanka’

To see what other gardeners are harvesting around the country and around the world, check in with Daphne’s Dandelions.



  1. Your kohlrabi is impressive. For some reason I haven’t been successful at growing kohlrabi- it grows tall and thin.

    Comment by Julie — July 2, 2012 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

    • Are you growing it in warm weather or cool? It likes cool weather. I direct sowed some last spring that got off to a slow start due to flea beetles and it was in September that it finally formed a bulb atop a 1′ stalk.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — July 2, 2012 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

  2. Wow that’s a great harvest. Those Kohl rabi are huge!! A pound a piece!! I had two ready this week and they were less than a pound total. What your secret?

    Comment by Rick — July 2, 2012 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

    • It is the variety ‘Kossack’. It’s in the genes. My purple Kolibri don’t get that big.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — July 2, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  3. Lovely kohlrabi and those currants really look interesting. Do you dry some of them?

    Comment by kitsapFG — July 2, 2012 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

    • There are not enough current to make the effort. They sit on the counter and we nibble.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — July 3, 2012 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  4. what a lovely harvest. I’ve never had currants

    Comment by maryhysong — July 3, 2012 @ 11:22 am | Reply

  5. That’s a lot of peas you harvested. Do you have your currant plant at the farm or home? They are so pretty, look like pearls.

    Comment by Norma Chang — July 3, 2012 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

    • The currants are in a shady part of my garden at home – and I’m wondering if they would be sweeter with more sun.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — July 3, 2012 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

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