Whoohoo! Another good spring harvest week. Our weather went into the 90s this week. I remember Mays when we got a day in the 90Fs (32C+) before the cool comes back, but this week had a couple of days there and a lot in the 80Fs (27C+). Where did spring go? July has hit and it is only May. I decided it was time to pick some lettuce and the last of the radishes before the heat hit. Most of the radishes were already bolting, but I got a couple of nice French Breakfast radishes.
So I've been picking the leaf lettuce and the smaller of the head lettuces. I've left all the romaines because they are just heading up now. I hope they can survive the heat.
I also picked three perfect Shanghai bok choy. Two have already been made into a stir fry. I've got one left. I picked one Komatsuna and a single stalk of Chinese Broccoli. I think if I do Chinese broccoli again I need more plants to get a real harvest. They easily go into stir fries, but it would be nice to have them prolific enough to get a better sense of how I like them.
I wanted to make an oriental salad, but I really wanted mandarin oranges in it. I was out. So I made myself a salad mixed with Fun Jen and lettuce. I threw in a few of my radishes. Then I topped it with a raspberry salad dressing made from my raspberry jelly. It was good but it was missing something. My daughter was eating pasta with Parmesan cheese. The Parmesan cheese was the perfect addition. It was just what it was missing.
I did spend some money this week. I spent about $11 on plants for the new house, but I can't find the receipt. I bought a bunch of nasturtiums (some will have to be replaced as they died in the heat and me not watering except every other day) and some peppers.
- Lettuce 1.21 lbs
- Bok Choy 0.84 lbs
- Chinese Broccoli 0.02 lbs
- Spinach 0.10 lbs
- Komatsuna 0.31 lbs
- Dill 0.28 lbs
- Radish 0.18 lbs
- Total harvested this week 2.93 lbs
- Total for the year 8.38 lbs
- Total dollars -240.33
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.