Since I was traveling four days out of the week, my harvests are smaller this week. I still haven't gotten a chance to go out and pick since I've gotten back. I'll do that this morning as soon as I'm done writing this. But I still had harvests on Monday and Wednesday.
Monday's harvest was peas and chamomile. Expect to see this basket or something similar for the next few weeks. It is Pea Season (insert loud noises and confetti here). You have to love pea season. I'm finally getting snap peas. I love snap peas so much because I make refrigerator pickles out of them (if you follow the link, picked peas are done exactly the same way as pickled cukes). I anticipate these for weeks before the peas are ready. I've already eaten some in a tuna sandwich. Pickled peas are made for sandwiches and hamburgers. They are better I think than the pickled cukes for that. I tend to eat my pickled cukes on the side.
Wednesday I only picked things that I thought wouldn't make it well till Monday. The chamomile is going like gangbusters At my old house I used to have this self seed in my herb bed which had really crappy soil. They didn't flourish, but they grew and gave me good harvests. This year they are so happy with the rich soil. I'm going to have a lot of chamomile.
More peas. The ones on the left are Golden Sweet. In the middle is Cascadia. And on the right is Blizzard. I think next year I'll grow more snap peas and fewer snow peas. I want both, but I'm happier with the snaps.
Coming back after four days I feel so behind. I've currently got over 800 blog posts in my blog reader (like that will get done, I think a lot of quick scanning will have to happen to catch me up, but it can't happen until after I finish reading the Harvest Monday posts). And now I've really, really got to get out to the garden. It is calling me.
- Broccoli 0.48 lbs
- Greens 0.63 lbs
- Herbs 0.06 lbs
- Peas 2.64 lbs
- Turnips 0.31 lbs
- Weekly Total 4.11 lbs
- Yearly Total 68.48 lbs
- Weekly spent $0
- Still in the hole $-258.00
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.