Saturday's harvest just kept coming. I'd see one thing that needed harvesting. I'd take it in and weigh it and put it in the fridge. Then I'd run across something else. So above is harvest number one. I was planting some green stemmed bok choy to replace what was harvested and noticed the bolting tatsoi. So it was picked. In addition I picked enough of the bok choy to fit in all the seedlings. 19 oz.
The fourth and last harvest of the day was for lunch when I wanted to make a salad. I was sure there must be some radishes ready. I wasn't particularly happy with what I saw under the row cover. Many of them had died like the spinach had. But when I pulled some seemingly healthy plant up, I found the roots had been eaten by ants. Ants? I've had them eaten by slugs before, but the evidence was conclusive. I have a new pest to deal with here. I wonder if it wasn't death by damping off for the spinach in the same bed. Maybe the ants ate the roots? I'll have to savor the few radishes I do get this year. 3.8oz.
Sunday's harvest was because I was in need of more salad greens for dinner. My container in the fridge was empty. So out I went into the rain. This time it wasn't a small basket of greens. My lettuce was really taking off. A lot needed picking. 22.8 oz. I still need to pick one more Paris Island romaine head to finish thinning out that row. Then they can grow into large heads. After that I'll move on to the Little Gem romaines which have already sized up and are ready to pick. My summer lettuce replacement plants have just started to germinate. In three weeks they will need a space to go in the lettuce bed. So far I'll I've done is pick the edges of the leaf lettuce and thinned out some romaine. I'll need to eat a lot more in the next few weeks to open up some space.
I haven't been taking a lot of photos of my meals as there are so many harvest photos which take priority. But I figure I'd leave you with a photo of yesterday's lunch. I woke up to a sore throat and a headache. Oh how I hate being sick. So on Saturday I made some chicken soup. I had broth in the freezer. I defrosted a couple of cups of it and added some soy sauce, bok choy, leftover rice, and an egg. In addition there was a touch of left over chicken soup from Thursday's dinner, so I tossed that in too. It must have worked as this morning I'm feeling tired, but much better. Or maybe it was all those zinc lozenges. Or all the gallons of tea I drank. Or all the vitamin C I took. Or the Epicor I'm always on. But I think I'll rest today and take care of myself. No heavy digging in the garden.
- Greens 4.6 lbs
- Radishes 0.14 lbs
- Weekly Total 4.74 lbs
- Yearly Total 13.88 lbs
- Still in the hole $-444.72
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