I didn't expect to have a real harvest this week. But I did. The harvests are all thinnings of the spring greens. The first one above was my spinach. The earliest of the spring planted spinach was thinned out. I like to keep the plants about 6" apart, but I plant seeds about 2" apart. So if I get good germination, I have a lot to thin. I had brought one of those black plastic containers out to put the thinnings in. Then I had to go in and get another and it still didn't all fit. I should have just brought my basket. But I didn't expect so much.
Then later I thinned out the baby Asian greens. Mostly it was tatsoi. The rest didn't come up as well and didn't need thinning. I did get some choy sum however. It didn't grow nearly big enough before it started to bolt. Now you pick choy sum usually when it starts to flower, but in the fall the stems get huge first. Here they were small. I don't think it has liked out hot spring weather one bit. I'm sad. I love choy sum, but this was a little tough. I guess I'll have to wait until fall to get the really good stuff.
I did spend some money. As I said earlier in the week I got a HUGE ball of twine. It ought to last me a while. I really have to stop spending money on the garden if I'm going to get into the black this year. But then I always think that. I don't spend much during the height of the growing season, but in the spring I do.
- Greens 1.22 lbs lbs
- Weekly total 1.22 lbs
- Yearly total 39.34 lbs
- Spent 35.57
- Tally -$535.45
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