The harvest is beginning to pick up. I’m discovering that a garden ready to pick makes a much prettier picture than a garden that is being harvested from regularly. So I got a nice garden hod in which to present photos of the harvest. I worried that it would make a pathetic photo with one limp radish in a giant hod, but fortunately, the harvest has been a bit better than that. Here is one morning’s harvest for a salad and a stirfry that lasted us two days.
Forgot to mention that I fed the last of the cabbages in one area to the chickens, dug up the soil, added more compost, and planted Scotch blue curled kale, Italian lacinato kale (a new variety for me), and Chinese broccoli/kale hybrid (Ryokuho).
My first leeks sprouted today; my Pink Summercicle radishes are up with huge cotyledon leaves and lovely rich pink stems.
Here is my harvest for this week. I don’t count the massive amount of greens that my chickens eat. That gets counted as the egg harvest.
Week ending March 21
4 oz. Super Sugar Snap Peas plus a few tendrils
1 oz. pea shoots
14.5 oz. lettuce (green oakleaf, black-seeded Simpson, red salad bowl)
5 oz. cabbage leaves (darn things never made heads, so I fed the rest to the chickens)
10.5 oz. chard
1 oz. radish (one lone radish)
2 oz. bell pepper (one small out of season bell pepper)
2 oz. (45 flowers) nasturtium flowers for making nasturtium vinegar
Total harvest 2 lbs. 8 oz. produce, plus 16 eggs
If you had a harvest, visit Daphne’s Dandelions and post your results.