Monday, May 14, 2012

Harvest Monday, May 14, 2012

It was a huge harvest week this week. Basically it was Asian greens, spinach, and radishes with two stalks of rhubarb thrown in.

  • Greens 12.16 lbs
  • Radish 3.24 lbs
  • Weekly total 15.39 lbs
  • Yearly total 66.91 lbs
  • Tally -$423.99
  • Fruits 
  • Rhubarb 0.42 lbs
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.

51 comments:

  1. Wow! Such bright colors. I love it.

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  2. That is a huge harvest and quite a varied collection!
    All your greens are so perfect, no insect holes, how do you manage?

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    1. Oh there are insect holes. One tatsoi was half shredded and I just tossed it into the compost since I had too much anyway. Mostly there are just a couple of holes in each plant. Not many. Even two of the radishes had squirrel teeth marks on them (also tossed into the compost). Last year the slugs hadn't yet found my garden being the first year. This year they have.

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  3. I love those radishes, so pretty. Your rhubarb variety produces very green stems compared with the ones I'm familiar with.

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  4. Ohhh Rhubarb - 2 sticks or ten, that is a prize to me :)

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  5. Wonderful! I would be pleased to have any harvest these days.

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  6. Your radishes are gorgeous! Ours didn't fair so well. Do you have a trick??? Also, rhubarb! How wonderful!

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    1. No trick. At my last garden I had trouble growing them unless I put them under a row cover. I might do that again as I had some root maggots in some of them.

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  7. Gorgeous harvest! Love all the dark greens and bright radishes.

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  8. Your greens and radishes are beautiful. All my cool weather greens are gone except the last seedings of lettuce and I'm not sure they are going to make anything we've been about 100 degrees this week, way ahead of schedule. Most years we don't hit 100 until the end of June or the first part of July. However the hot weather has been good for the tomatoes and many of the small fruited ones are loaded with green fruit.

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  9. What a bountiful harvest. I want to add more Asian greens to my spring planting next year. My greens are just large enough to harvest. Although the Pak Choi began bolting a few weeks ago, I am harvesting them as they bolt and they are still yummy.

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  10. Sounds like you're going to be eating your greens this week. :)

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  11. Do you freeze your greens? What variety, and so beautiful!

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    1. I freeze my spinach. I might try to freeze some bok choy this year. I've never tried before. Most of the bok choys don't have a variety name. They were seed given to me. The spinach is Space and Olympia.

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  12. Don't we love greens? I'm planning to freeze the last of my chard tomorrow. Thanks for your encouragement to do so. Susan

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  13. You are the greens master. Wow! Beautiful.

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  14. Just beautiful! Hey do you have trouble with flea beetles on your baby eggplants up there? Every year I have them and they almost devastate the plant. Just tried a rubbing alcohol, dawn, and water mixture. Any tips?

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    1. I don't grow much eggplant and since I've become sensitive to all the solanum family plants, I probably won't ever grow it again. I've never really had trouble with flee beetles on eggplants though.

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  15. Oh, I wish I had a harvest as large as yours. Everything looks so crisp and fresh!

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  16. Wow! You had a a huge harvest week. Those radishes and spinach in particular look good.


    I was traveling and away from home all week so I am not participating in Harvest Monday. Will try and catch up next week.

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  17. All the greens look good. Things are heating up out west, so all of mine have bolted, but that means tomatoes are not far off.

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  18. Gorgeous harvest, that weekend of sun certainly did perk things up!

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  19. Very nice. I got some rhubarb and lettuce. I even took pictures, but I haven't managed to get a harvest post written. I promise to do it soon!

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  20. Wow, great harvest. We haven't had much yet.

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  21. Whoa nice big harvest and beautiful greens. I've never frozen bok choy before, but I've dried them for soup.

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  22. It looks so luscious! It just opened up my apetite! I can't wait to have spinach to harvest, mine are still as small as my fingernails! hahaha

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  23. Having just enjoyed my first harvest this year, it's great to see other people harvest roughly the same things, and even a few others to inspire me to go out and forage some more... :) (photos of my first harvest at the end of my my recent blog post)

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  24. I have few plants to harvest in these days and I was also a bit lazy, so I published a wanna-be-harvests post. I love all those radishes, are they french breakfast variety?

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    1. Yes I love French Breakfast radishes.

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  25. Wow, what an awesome harvest you had this week. So many lovely, lovely greens with radishes thrown in for color (and taste). What on earth are you going to do with 12 lbs of greens and all those radishes? And rhubarb. Wish I could grow it here. I planted some three years ago, but it never gave me a harvest, and seems to have crumped completely this year. I might try it again in a different location. It only lasts about three years in our climate. Thanks for hosting Harvest Monday.

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    1. I gave a lot of it away. I'm sure I'll give more away too.

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  26. Oh, your radishes look so much better than mine!
    And rhubarb - I miss rhubarb. Oh, to have a "real" garden again, for berries and fruit and rhubarb...

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  27. That's a lotta greens. I'm growing tatsoi for the first time and it looks a lot like spinach. Now I've got to figure out what to do with it.

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  28. Like you, I have lots of greens! And lots of French breakfast radishes!

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  29. Nice harvest as usual. Especially love your greens!

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  30. Wow! That is a great harvest, 12.6 lbs of greens. Makes me feel guilty fro grumbling about have to wash a few pounds of them.

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  31. Wonderful harvest, Daphne! What do you do with all of those radishes? Hopefully I'm back to posting regularly! I missed everyone's Harvest Monday Posts!

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    1. I eat them. lol No really I put them in salads and stirfries. I had fried rice the other day and used them with some bok choy and onion. They are great raw and cooked.

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  32. Lots of nice greens there! I think you have so much more supply of Asian greens than your local Asian groceries. I just remembered I forgot to sow any tatsoi seeds this fall looking at yours. I have to sow some before June.

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  33. Hi Daphne, As usual your harvest looks amazing! One o these days I will get there! I need to expand my cooking skills and use some of these unusual greens that you grow! I need more gardening space! lol Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

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  34. We haven't done radishes yet. I guess we'll wait for the mid-season lull. Yours look very tasty! They are such a great addition to all the other stuff you're harvesting. Thanks for hosting Harvest Monday!

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  35. Wow... So many greens. Your radishes look great! Now thats a harvest.

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  36. That's a lot of greens! I would have no clue what to do with such a bounty of greens. The radishes add a nice contrast to all the greens. Enjoy!

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  37. I would really like to try growing tsa tsoi (I think that is what it is, right? I saw it in one of the seed catalogues). I think they are absolutely beautiful.

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  38. This is our first time planting a vegetable garden. Hope to get some tips from the pros. :)

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  39. Ohhh lookie lookie at all those gorgeous radishes!! Congrats!

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  40. Great harvest! We've been canning green beans and potatoes this week. How do you put your spinach up, Daphne?

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