Tried overwintering my Asian greens last winter. Mostly everything died. What didn't die was obviously going to bolt almost immediately. The only thing I left under the row cover was some Fun Jen and some tatsoi. I didn't expect anything from them at all. They looked miserable. So I ignored them. Well I'd been ignoring them for a month when I took the covers off more to clean it up than to harvest anything.
But lo and behold what grew looked beautiful. The Fun Jen especially looked very nice. Yes both were bolting, but just because an Asian green is bolting does not mean it is inedible. The flower stalks can be rather tasty. I'd eaten both plants after bolting, but only from spring grown plants before.
I taste tested both plants. The tatsoi was still good - not as good as spring grown tatsoi, but still quite good. No heavy strong mustard taste so I used it in a stir fry for lunch that day along with my own stored garlic.
The Fun Jen is very strongly mustard flavored. A bit too much for my tastes. I could use it in small bits in something, but I think it will just see the compost pile. At least when I get a chance I can add 3.2oz of tatsoi to my tally.
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.