This week didn't quite reach the heights of last week Though it was still a good harvest. My first spring greens are starting to be over with. All I have left from that first planting is one kohlrabi and some mizuna. The second set isn't big enough to harvest except the baby bok choy. It is about time to start the seedlings for the greens for the fall harvest for the long maturing greens and third wave of the more quickly maturing ones. The summer crops aren't quite there yet though I have seen my first female zucchini bud. It will be a while before it is big enough to open. The first wave of lettuce is almost over. The second wave was planted and is about four inches high. The third wave will be planted this week I hope. I should really do waves of lettuce more often. I think I waited too long before the second. Though the real problem is the heat. That area gets hotter than the rest of the garden and we have had two weird hot spells already.
Wednesday's harvest had the first of the snowpeas - Golden Sweet and Blizzard. Golden Sweet is so much easier to pick because you can find the pea, but Blizzard so far is out producing it and has a slightly better taste, but just slightly. I also harvested the first of the chamomile and some more cilantro.
Thursday's harvest was small. It was just a quick trip out to pick some celery and some herbs. I had the first of the basil. I decided to pinch it back before the heat hit that day. It was a good decision because it doubled in size that day and it made the plants more bushy.
Friday's harvest was peas. They needed to get picked. I harvested two containers like this but the Golden Sweet I forgot to take a photo of. OK I forgot for both, but pulled this one out of my fridge.
Saturday's harvest was a mass of greens, kohlrabi, and broccoli - mostly the last two of the early spring planted Yakatta-na. They are very slow bolters, but still the largest of them started to bolt in the heat so I took out the remaining two.
And ended with a few herbs and some celery. I didn't pick them for me. I picked them for a friend of mine. I'm going to give her a partial CSA share every week. I have way too much to eat on my own, even with my townhouse mates help and have been looking for what to do with it. She is making me a huge dragon for my office area. So that will be part of how I pay her back. I figure I'll put some things in every week. Herbs and celery seem a good thing to have little bits of every week. I was going to only plant two celery plants for me, but I'm glad I put in more as now I'm feeding three families.
- Broccoli 1.85 lbs
- Greens 9.71 lbs
- Herbs 0.88 lbs
- Peas 1.41 lbs
- Turnips 0.35lbs lbs
- Weekly Total 14.19 lbs
- Yearly Total 64.67 lbs
- Weekly spent $0
- Still in the hole $-277.74
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.