Another week has rolled around, and it’s been a productive one in the garden, despite the cooling weather.
I’m giving my vote of favorite new vegetable this year to Green Boy hybrid komatsuna from Kitazawa Seed Company. They’re very productive and really make a great addition to a stirfry. They’re better than bok choy in productivity, with a slightly stronger mustard green bite than bok choy. Delicious!
Our three silly hens all use the same nest box, ignoring the other two that are adjacent. When I peeped in and saw Henny Penny sitting on TOP of Chicken Little in the same nest box, I decided that they needed a box that was a bit separated from the others. I put a cardboard box in the corner of the coop opposite the preferred nest box and added some straw. They ignored it. So I put in a golf ball to give them the idea that they could use this box when the preferred nest box is occupied. Now they all want to use this one. Chickens! Not the brightest bulbs on the back porch.
And now, on to the week’s harvest.
11 oz. Apples, Fuji
3 lbs Apples, Granny Smith
0.5 oz. Strawberries
Subtotal Fruit 3 lbs 11.5 oz
4 oz. Bell Peppers
5 oz. Chard
6 oz. Komatsuna
2.5 oz. Onion, Green
2 oz. Onion, Red
6 oz. Potatoes, Russett
1 oz. Squash blossoms
6 lbs 3.5 oz. Tomatoes (mostly Mortgage Lifters)
Subtotal veggies 8 lbs 1.5 oz.
TOTAL HARVEST 11 lbs 13 oz produce plus 10 eggs
If you had a harvest, visit Daphne’s Dandelions and post your results.
BTW, I was up until nearly 3 am working on a database for my yearly harvest. So far, I’ve harvested 164 lbs of produce and 404 eggs this year. Not bad for such a tiny urban homestead.