I look at this photo and it just doesn't do the size of these bok choys justice. The biggest was almost five pounds. Total they were eleven and a third pounds of choy. I gave one to my townhouse mates. The rest I took apart and have in my fridge to eat over the next week or so. Well maybe. That is a lot of choy. I ought to open the pickled choys I did earlier and see if I like them. Then I could pickle a lot of them. Needless to say I've been eating it every day at least once a day and sometimes more. Then on Sunday I picked the last two as they were bolting. I forgot the photo, but I took them apart outside before bringing them in (gets rid of the nasty insects). One was just huge. So there was more than 5 pounds plus additional. Total was about 17 lbs.
And June just wouldn't be June without strawberries. The harvests are smaller than a couple of weeks ago, but they are still coming in. Sadly my strawberry protector is gone. I had mocking birds nesting near the strawberries. They kept the squirrels and the flocks of sparrows out. The strawberries are covered, but some are growing out of the netting in the open. I hope those birds don't find them.
I picked my three Soloist Chinese cabbage. There was a ton of earwig and some slug damage. I peeled off the outer layers and finally got to the core that was undamaged. I would have been sad to not get any this year. Each one is about a pound. The larger Asian greens/brassica bed is half empty now. I just have some Early Jersey cabbage and some Michihili Chinese cabbage. I'll probably pick the Michihili next week. I'm praying there are undamaged leaves in there too.
I've noticed that my tally is almost positive already. It might even be positive on the next harvest Monday, even before July. That would be my first ever time that has happened. Usually I break even in mid July sometime (last year July 18th was the Harvest Monday post where this happened). This year is such a different year since I won't have any tomatoes and peppers. They are a high dollar crop for the space. I've replaced a lot with corn and sweet potatoes, which aren't as costly. But at least the early crops have done well. The only real loss to the weird weather so far has been the lettuce. They really bolted quickly. I would have guessed the Asian greens were more prone to bolting than lettuce but that turned out not to be the case.
- Alliums 0.24 lbs
- Broccoli 0.99 lbs
- Greens 20.69 lbs
- Herbs 0.08 lbs
- Peas 4.83 lbs
- Turnips 0.38 lbs
- Weekly total 27.21 lbs
- Yearly total 153.97 lbs
- Tally -$16.33
- Strawberries 3.04 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.