As I suspected, last week was the high point of the greens harvest. I'm certainly still harvesting greens. In fact I'm not harvesting much else, just a little onion and herbs. However since a lot of the Asian greens have been pulled the tally is way down. I've started to do successions now that I know I need to, but they are not yet to transplantable age. Except for having to plant constant successions the Komatsuna has been a real winner. It tastes good. It is ready in 30 days. It is very prolific. The leaves were two feet long. One plant is about right for a serving of greens for me. They cook down much like spinach, but their ribs have a lot of substance to them. I can get about two harvests off of a plant before it needs pulling.
Today I noticed more pea buds so I expect to start harvesting snap peas in about a week, but they may not quite make next weeks tally. So next week will probably be even lower, unless my chard or lettuce picks up.
So for totals, this week:
- Herbs: .04 lbs
- Greens: 1.88 lbs
- Onions: .08 lbs
Yearly total: 9.94 lbs
Yearly earned: -$194.33
Last week with a harvest of four pounds, it was more than enough to keep me supplied in vegetables for the week. This week's total is not quite enough, but I was also eating last weeks leftovers.
There are only so many greens a person can eat before they go crazy. I occasionally stare in my fridge and think, "there is no way I'm eating greens again today" but I do anyway. I'm very glad I have a variety of greens, but I really can't wait for a ripe tomato (months off) or a crispy carrot (a couple of weeks off). I really need more spring variety.