I've been off camping over the holidays. I'll be home today. I'm sure it was great fun. But I'm wrote this on Thursday for all of you.
Before I left I harvested a lot of peas (not all shown). The snowpeas are ripening very quickly. If I pick everyday it is good, but I don't. I'm sure when I get back a lot will have to be tossed. The snap peas are mercifully slower for me as I can't get out to the old house often enough. The raspberries are mostly picked out before I get there, but occasionally I get a little harvest.
I'm shocked that the Yakatta-Na (above right) has held up through all the heat. Most of the other Asian greens bolted weeks ago. These held for three weeks once they seemed full grown. Maybe they would have held more, but I've been picking one once a week for the last month and it seemed a good idea to get that last one picked. The taste has held up well too. It does get more mustardy as time goes on, but never unpleasant.
I found two more cukes hiding in the foliage. I decided since I was taking off for a camping trip I'd toss them into the pickling brine in the fridge (I always have some). As I was slicing I ate one of the spears and oh it was so sweet. Yum.
As I was picking the chard under the row cover at the old house, I discovered more turnips that were ready. I was sure no more could possibly be there in the heat, bu there they were. If only I had lettuce to eat them with. My lettuce has all bolted. I had none this last week. I've been trying to stretch out what I got from the week before. It is almost gone. Soon it will be cucumber salads for me, which I just adore, but I'll miss that lettuce. I might have to add it to my shopping list at the farmers market.
- Peas 1.18 lbs
- Berries 0.18 lbs
- Broccoli 0.1 lbs
- Turnips 0.09 lbs
- Cucumbers 0.75 lbs
- Greens 0.94 lbs
- Spent this week: $0
- Total harvested this week 3.23 lbs
- Total for the year 26.87 lbs
- 2010 Tally -$160.67
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.