Whoohoo! Finally a harvest. My greens are getting bigger. The kale has put on new growth and is pickable. I have bunching onions ready to pick. These onions went to seed last summer. I sprinkled their seed in spots around the garden. Though the seed was from a hybrid plant I figured there would be plenty of nice onions from it. Some might be different from others, but they are just bunching onions. What would I care if they had different traits. The mixed greens (4 types of lettuce, mache, Fun Jen, 2 kinds of mizuna, spinach, cilantro) were put into a salad. I didn't weigh them separately. There was often just a couple leaves of something picked. I weighed it all together and put the total under lettuce. Close enough.
Two days later I picked again. Little baby leaves. I do prefer full grown lettuce leaves. I like the crunch and texture better. But it is still April. I'll take what I can get. Our spring was late this year and I really want fresh greens.
This is the salad I made. The beans were pickled. Kind of like a three bean salad, but with one type of bean. They were a nice tangy addition to the salad. I also put in some roasted sweet potatoes, both orange and purple. After the photo was taken I sprinkled on some onions. I had forgotten to put them on earlier and was thinking there was something missing. Oh yeah, the bite of the onion. In addition I bought myself an avocado to add.
Now I have to go and add up my totals and get it on the side bar. The weight might not be much, but I always celebrate the early harvests, no matter how small.
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.