Monday, May 21, 2012

Harvest Monday - May 21, 2012

I was away this past week in a land far far away. My vegetables were left in good hands, but I couldn't help worrying about my babies. I missed tending to my vegetables and digging around in the soil - even if it's 5 minutes per day. I found myself looking at people's yards to check out what they had growing in their garden. I was very happy to be come back home, and even more excited to see that my beets looked ready to harvest. The beets were started as seeds on Feb 28, so its been about 3 months now. The seed package (these beets are called Early Wonder) says 48 days to maturity, but I can't complain. I had 2 containers of beets. I thought they would do better in the larger 5 gallon bucket, but the beets in the 3 gallon container are larger (same soil, same spacing). I harvested 2, and left the rest to grow some more.  I also was able to harvest a handful of snap peas, but I think the pea plant is about ready to die.
Freshly harvested beets
Beets all cleaned up!
Romaine lettuce and snap peas
I'm joining Daphne and gardeners around the world for harvest Monday. Thanks Daphne for hosting!! I'm closing this post with some pictures from my trip...I was in Iceland! It's a beautiful country...but COLD! And during this time of year, it never gets completely dark which was a very strange experience.
City of Reykjavik
Waterfall Gullfoss


  1. Lovely harvest and beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

  2. wow how cool to go to Iceland! Must have been loads of fun. I too worry about my garden and now with the heat there is no one to care for it and make sure that it actually gets enough water, so I will stay home this year.

    1. I know the feeling. I feel like I will not be planning many vacations in the summers to come:) Maybe need to set up a system where all the plants are watered while I'm gone!

  3. Reykjavik looks stunning. As do your beets.

  4. Beautiful Iceland photos, thanks for sharing.
    Know what you mean by worrying about the garden and the babies. Your beets are gorgeous, I hope to harvest some of mine soon.

  5. Beautiful pictures. Your lettuce looks yummy!