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Garden Bloggers Harvest Day January

Welcome to our very first Garden Bloggers Harvest Day this 5th day of January 2012. Our Two Gardens have excited and delighted us this past year and have also produced some incredible edibles!  We want to share with you what comes out of our gardens on this day each month that we can eat and enjoy! Lots of love and care goes into growing fruits and vegetables – so we would love to see what grows in your backyard.

Let’s see what can be harvested from Barbies Garden this month

Growing an edible garden has always been the ultimate plan when I took my first step into the back garden of our new home – veggies and chickens will find a place here. That was nearly 7 years ago and now looking out into my garden, I have realized this dream. What great joy it brings me to dig around in my garden today and pull out a bright red beetroot or a plump potato! Sheer will and stubborn determination got this huge veggie patch of a garden producing a wide range of fruit and vegetables.

Come and see what me and the chicken’s can find in the garden for you …

Ready for the picking …

[one_half]My very first attempt at growing potatoes[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Strawberries – incredibly sweet[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Baby cabbage great for coleslaw and stirfry[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Beautiful green Swiss Chard[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Hot chilli pepper – not sure of type[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Spring onions always welcome[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Beetroot in abundance[/one_half]

[one_half_last]One of the Super Foods![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Runner beans coming to an end[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sweet Basil always on call[/one_half_last]

Not ripe yet ….

[one_half]My first BIG butternut squash[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Tomatoes taking forever to ripen![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Broccoli nearly there[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sweet corn ears[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Figs Figs Figs! Can’t wait![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lemon tree coming back to life![/one_half_last]

That’s all for this month!

About Garden Bloggers Harvest Day

Please join us on the 5th of every month and show us what you’ve harvested. Whether you have a massive vegetable garden or grow a few herbs in pots or just pick a few peaches from a tree … we’d love to see! Its all about sharing our experiences, photographs, successes and failures as we “learn to grow”.

So prepare a post on your blog about what you harvested this past month, link up to us at The Gardening Blog and then, add your link to the Mr. Linky below so we can all visit your blog and “share in your harvest”. And leave us a comment! We LOVE hearing from you!

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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

41 replies on “Garden Bloggers Harvest Day January”

Hiya, you can ripen green tomatoes by putting them in a brown paper bag in the dark with a banana. Works a treat. Alternatively green and red tomato chutney – delicious.

Yours gardens look lovely. Freezing here in Ireland, so the inspiration is welcome. X

I don’t have a blog so can’t show, but I harvested lots of herbs as well as carrots, lettuce and tomatoes. Great meme idea!

Dear Barbie, I have nothing to harvest in January — unless there are still a few carrots (I must check) — but my Square-foot Gardening posting fits right into this meme. So I am happy to add the link. Your first attempt at potatoes is very impressive, as are all your crops! Love those chickens! P. x

Hi Pam – thanks so much for joining our Harvest Day. Your square foot gardening looks like it really increased your overall harvest significantly and I like the look of the beds, which to me is an added bonus. I think I’m going to invest in Mel Bartholomew’s book on the subject. Looks like it really pays off.

I did harvest some snow peas and sugar peas yesterday, but didn’t take any photo. So, I send my Rapini photo, that I harvested in early Dec. Cheers,

What a fantastic harvest, the only thing I don’t admire is your “super food”. It is a shame that something as pretty as a beet, is so distasteful to me.

Barbie I have never seen strawberries growing at the same time as potatoes….your season is so different than ours…I’ll be joining in next month as my seeds are just getting started this weekend..I hope to have a bit of harvest indoors…

That is such great news! Thank you for joining! 🙂
Yes, our climate is so temperate that we don’t have a definitive “season” for a lot of things, so I am learning. All so interesting as I go along.

What a beautiful garden you have! And such gorgeous looking veggies. The chickens are adorable, too. Will join in on the meme when/if ever I start to get vegetables! I’ve got my seeds ordered!

Thank you so much – that means so much to me!!

ALL organic!! NO bug sprays! I use soapy water for the aphids etc., but really only water – THATS ALL! I have used the companion planting method so this is my first real harvest. I have spent a great deal of effort on getting the soil right. Looks like it is paying off! 🙂

Wow, a great veggie harvest. Here we are harvesting snow finally. I even have pictures of chickens in the snow. I did not know they can weather this type of weather.

Good news on the snow – here we had our first REAL taste of summer today! High temperatures and not a breath of a breeze! But the plants are enjoying the heat here in my garden 🙂

Ladies, how I do enjoy reading about what you have to share. I am very much about the perennial flower garden, though, so cannot join-in on your harvest (living in Michigan). Otherwise I would be pleased to harvest and share my flowers with you.

Wishes for joyful gardening in 2012 to you both.

I planted a Fall/Winter garden for the first time last September – I had fresh carrots on Christmas Day! Maybe when you do the Feb. Garden Bloggers Harvest, I will have some photos to share – perhaps onions and potatoes.
Best wishes for the New year!

I guess my garden would not be the same without them, hey? They are so much part of this whole experience! My dream for years was to grow veggies and have chickens roaming around! This photo says it all!! Living the dream!!!

Awe, thank you so much, my friend! You can’t really compare our two gardens – remember how different they are! But, I will always share the spoils with you 🙂
I do remember eating a green salad from your garden with you!

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