I'm amazed that I actually have a harvest this week. It isn't that my garden isn't producing, but Monday was our pack day and then we moved. I harvested twice. I almost forgot to both times, but I had to do it. The peas were coming in. And if you don't pick your peas, they stop producing. Sadly the chamomile also needs to be picked and I just haven't had the time.
I should also have picked my Asian greens. I'm sure a lot are bolting under their row cover, but I haven't even had a chance to look. I'm guessing this year will not be a stellar year for cost versus harvest. At least the chard will just hang in there and produce if I harvest regularly or not. At the old house I'm keeping that under the row cover so I don't have to pick off leaf miner eggs. That needs to be done at least every three days or they will hatch. Covered I'm pretty safe.
This week I didn't eat a lot from the garden either. I did bring things from the last weeks harvest. I still had plenty of lettuce that was picked on the weekend a week ago. Mostly we have been eating out or eating leftovers from eating out. But I finally made myself a salad last night. I'd been nibbling on the snowpeas out of hand, but they were better in the salad with my own lettuce and radishes.
Usually this time of year I make my garlic scape salad dressing to go with my salads, but the garlic scapes that I picked are just sitting in the fridge right now. I have to confess it really isn't a time issue. I spent a couple of hours last night gabbing with a neighborhood friend of mine. I could have gabbed and cooked. It is an energy issue. After unpacking and such I just don't have the energy to find my food processor and puree up the scapes. Maybe today?
I spend a bit of money this week. I bought some jute to tie up my beans and cukes at the new house. Did you know my son had never heard of jute before? I guess not many have if you aren't a gardener because the hardware store guy hadn't either. He looked at me like I was a crazy person. Then I switched to asking for string and he sent me right to the jute.
- Garlic Scapes 0.06 lbs
- Snow Peas 1.13 lbs
- Snap Peas 0.63 lbs
- Spent this week: 6. 34
- Total harvested this week 1.82 lbs
- Total for the year 10.2 lbs
- Total dollars -236.43
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.