Harvest Monday – Week 7 and 8!

Welcome to another Harvest Monday (Tuesday here in Aus). I missed last week as I was flat out at work but will do a double entry today.


The weather has been up and down, but mostly up. After an unusually cool January, February has had numerous days with temperatures over the old one hundred mark. Unfortunately, this has meant our three beautiful pumpkins split due to the heat so we had to pick them earlier than we would have liked.


They are definitely still good to eat, just not good to squirrel away for the winter.

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We have had our first eggplant.


And our first watermelon.



We also had our usual haul of zucchinis!


Week 7 and 8 harvest: cherry tomato (70 g), cucumber (83 g), leek (110 g), squash (210 g), eggplant (215 g), zucchini (3.234 kg), pumpkin (9.835 kg), watermelon (10.400 kg).

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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12 Responses to Harvest Monday – Week 7 and 8!

  1. daphnegould says:

    Too bad about the pumpkins. At least they were ripe enough to eat though. And look at that watermelon. Yum. I hope you get a little break from the heat. We don’t really get over 100 here much (once since I’ve moved here). I couldn’t imagine living with that constantly.

  2. mac says:

    Nice harvest, the pumpkins are beautiful. Our summer temps occasionally goes over the 100 mark, most often they are in the mid to high 90s.

  3. Norma Chang says:

    Agree with Daphne our climate is quite similar to hers. Glad your pumpkins were ripe enough to use.

  4. REA says:

    Save those pumpkin seeds! This past weekend I finally split open my sugar pumpkin and roasted and pureed it to make a pumpkin banana spice chocolate chip cake. I kept those seeds, rinse the pulp off, pat it dried, and then seasoned it with some Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, olive oil, and nutritional yeast. Then put them in the oven for 15 minutes. Makes a good snack. Wow, that watermelon is huge. I bet it was juicy.

  5. Susie says:

    That watermelon is only half the size of last year’s??? Wow. Lovely eggplants.

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