I finished up drying the thyme and the tarragon. The thyme was camera shy, so didn't get photographed. The greens however were not. And they were camera hogs.
And lettuce. I had to pick the lettuce as we are getting weather in the 80s and up to 90 this week and this bed is surrounded by brick so gets hot and stays hot. I wasn't sure how long it would hold. I picked everything in this bed except the romaine that hadn't headed up yet. I kept four heads and gave my townhouse mates two. The heads picked are not small, so I'll be in lettuce for a while. It ought to keep a couple of weeks in the fridge easily. I watered it the day before I picked it and picked it really early in the morning.
The Red Sails lettuce that is marked by little pieces of bamboo will stay as I need to let it go to seed. My seed is getting really old. I picked the best of the plants to save. I'm hoping that it won't suck up too much energy from the melons which will be planted here soon. I probably should have planted one somewhere I didn't care about, but I didn't even think about it until after they were all growing.
Hopefully the romaine that is left will head up before it bolts or has to be pulled. This bed is getting cleared out in two weeks, so it will all be picked then one way or the other.
The second and last sowing of French Breakfast radishes was picked.
And the first of two sowings of German Giant. I find that German Giant is not very giant. Some were starting to bolt. I'm not sure how they taste yet. So the jury is still out. But I like how the French Breakfast grows better. It has pretty sparse leaves and more root. The German Giant need more space as most have lots of leaves. I know radish leaves can be eaten and I used to when my garden was smaller. But as you can tell from the above photos, the last thing I need is more greens. So they got fed to the compost pile.
- Greens 9.19 lbs
- Greens, Asian 4.84 lbs
- Herbs 0.64 lbs
- Roots 1.93
- Weekly total 16.60 lbs
- Yearly total 34.75 lbs
- Yearly Tally $-185.95
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