Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Abundant Spring Harvest

We have just completed our spring harvest for onions and some of our other early garden vegetables. We usually plant about 250 to 300 onions in January and then harvest in May or early June.This year we had so much rain that the harvest came a bit early, and everything is just beautiful. We usually have enough onions to last us most of the year round.I very rarely buy onions at the farmers market. We have an all organic garden and make our own compost, which helps us have such a great garden. We rotated our onion patch from the lower garden to the upstairs garden this year. We always like to rotate our crops every 2 to 3 years to help the ground rest.

Abundant Spring Harvest at Miz Helens Country Cottage





We Planted The Onions On A Sunny Day In January
with
"A Little Help From A Friend"

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Row After Row Of Onions

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The Onion Tops Are Laying Over and 
The Bulbs Are Almost Out Of The Ground
These Onions Are Ready For Harvest

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We Have Been Enjoying The Smaller Green Onions
 For About 4 Weeks Now

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Now We Have Harvested The Onions and 
Next Stop Is The Outdoor Kitchen
The Tops Are Trimmed and We Tie Them In Bunches

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The Chef Onion Master (Leonard aka Gator Papa)

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Now We Move On To The Barn Where The Bundles Are Hung
Row After Row

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The Onions That Don't Make The Bundles Go In The Cold Bin

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The Most Beautiful Cabbage and Kale 

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Just Look At That Row of Cabbage and Collards

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Some Of These Cabbage Will Be Headed For

Grandmothers Chow Chow at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Beautiful with Flavor

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The Blackberry Bushes Are Just Loaded This Year

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We have had a great spring so far and we have had a great harvest which we are very grateful for. Hope you enjoyed your time in the garden with us today. Have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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11 comments:

  1. Miz Helen, these are so beautiful! Lovely garden.

    Linda

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  2. How fun to see your onion harvest! Gorgeous cabbage too, wish I had some for my new fermenting obsession:@)

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  3. You and Leonard make such a great team, Miz Helen! I loved seeing all your onions,and your cute little field helper! Your cabbage, kale and collards look so healthy. I know the blackberries will make some great desserts this summer and you'll probably freeze some, too.

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  4. Your garden is so beautiful and it looks quite fruitful!

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  5. How exciting! I can just imagine the satisfaction you must get from cooking and eating your own food. :)

    Happy TOHOT!

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  6. You definitely have a great garden! The photo with your dog is soooo cute!

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  7. Helen, I bet those onions smell so good! Happy Gardening my Texas friend. :)

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  8. Wow you are so lucky to have so much growing and harvesting already! That's a lot of onions! I bet the taste and smell great!

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  9. Wow! I wish we had a place to grow veggies.

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  10. You certainly are a wonderful gardener. My Kale are doing fabulous, but I haven't gotten any cabbage in yet. Love how they look and also love eating them. I enjoyed seeing how you harvest all of those onions! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Your onions look amazing, Miz Helen, as does the rest of your garden! You are so lucky to be able to plant in January and harvest now, our weather in England is too cold for that. And those blackberries look amazing - ours don't come in until later in the year either. I think it's so lovely that you have such a wonderful garden and that you use the produce in so many of your delicious recipes. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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Miz Helen