Well you were probably all wonder where Harvest Monday got to early this morning. Well I was here. My power was not. I've had the electricians in and they were redoing the power in the office this morning.
But I'm happy to say it was a good harvest week. I only went to the old garden once, but I picked a full basket. I think next week I'll have to bring a cooler to hold things. Some of the leaves got too wilted and I had to throw them out before weighing. To get others crisped up again I put them in a dishpan with water in the bottom and recut their stems just like they were flowers in a vase. Most perked right up.
So what was harvested? Chard for one. I'm growing both Ruby chard and Argentata chard at the old garden. The Argentata chard is much larger than the Ruby right now. Supposedly it has a less oxalic taste to it, but I had too much to eat this week, so just chose to blanch and freeze it all. I'll get to do a taste test later.
I also had lots of lettuce, snow peas, snap peas, a nice head of Yakatta-na, lots of Komatsuna and Senposai, and one little stalk of Chinese broccoli. Overall a really good week. If only I hadn't forgotten to pick the garlic scapes.
One of my surprise harvests was a single salad turnip. I thought I had planted the seed to late too really get anything at all - especially with the heat we had. But I was mistaken. I got at least one tasty turnip.
- Green 5.08 lbs
- Peas 0.88 lbs
- Turnips 0.02 lbs
- Spent this week: 0
- Total harvested this week 5.97 lbs
- Total for the year 16.16
- Total dollars -212.49
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.