Well earlier in the week I told you that I harvested the first of my radishes and lettuce, but I made you wait until today for the pretty photo. There is something about bright red radishes against the green that I've always loved. I like the round ones better in the photos, but I grow for what I like to eat. French Breakfast and White Icicle radishes are my favorite. The White Icicle radishes weren't quite ready yet so I'll have at least one more radish harvest later on. I've only really succeeded in growing radishes in the early spring here after that they just don't bulb up well for me. I'll keep trying them in the fall. Occasionally I get a few.
Then I had more of the overwintered spinach to pick. I'm slowly pulling them out as they start bolting. I always wonder what makes one spinach bolt a couple of weeks before another plant. By the end of this week, I'm sure they will all have been pulled. I might or might not get a harvest from my spring spinach. They are still pretty small and they may bolt before a real harvest.
I did spend money this week. I needed some jute for my two trellises. My peas are getting tall and they really need to have that twine put on. I like to make my trellises with jute because I can just cut it all down at the end of the year and compost it. It makes for quick clean up. Occasionally I wish I used something like a cattle panel that is reusable, but it is so hard to get those little tendrils off at the end of the year.
- Lettuce: 0.22 lbs
- Kale: 0.44 lbs
- Spinach: 0.48 lbs
- Radish: 0.71 lbs
- Total week: 1.85 lbs
- Total year: 2.97 lbs
- Spent this week: $5.29
- Tally: -183.41
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