Harvest Monday Week 2

With the weather fluctuating between 43° (109°) and 21° (70) over the past week it has been an interesting time in the garden. On the hottest day we had tents fashioned from old sheets up to protect everything from burning.

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This was followed by humid, cloudy and very wet days!

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This means that some of the tomatoes have split due to over watering but other plants, like the mints, got a well needed refresh. As did the water tanks.

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Zucchinis have continued to flourish. We missed one whopper, it weighed in at 1270 grams!


All up we had 2471 grams of green zucchini and 167 of yellow.


168 g Lebanese cucumber.

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We picked the first of our curly lettuce – 100 grams.


567 g of leeks.

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We also harvested 387 grams of tomatoes, 464 g of cherry tomatoes, a brown capsicum at 17 g, 323 g of spinach, 1 button squash 21 g and 3 bunches of grapes at 676 grams.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne’s Dandelions, have a look and see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting this past week.


About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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8 Responses to Harvest Monday Week 2

  1. daphnegould says:

    Those zucchini really get big when you miss them. I like to get a couple of them over the summer to grate up for zucchini bread. I never try for them though. And those leeks look lovely.

  2. Michelle says:

    Those kinds of swings in the weather are tough on the garden, although I’m sure the zucchini didn’t mind. I would certainly be melting in that kind of heat though.

    • We did melt 🙂 Hopefully we won’t have too many more days like that. We had a couple at 46 degrees last year which killed off most things in the backyard but the Patch was fine mostly due to the cover given by the watermelons.

  3. merrynsmenu says:

    That is a lot of zucchini. How wonderful for you. The garden looks great despite your huge temperature swings. January is already half over it is the hottest month and most demanding.

  4. REA says:

    I wish we had some of you temperatures now. Your garden looks good. I love the zucchinis and those leeks!

    • You wouldn’t want it when its really, really hot. It can be unbearable. But then I wouldn’t like snow much either I’m guessing 🙂

      • REA says:

        New York has it times when temps are like desert hot but the humidity is crazy but this past summer we were grateful for a less scorching temps – it was weird. Right now so cold i’m so layered up it’s ridiculous

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