There were a lot of lasts this week. My baby Asian greens bed was ripped out to make way for corn and squash. Ditto for the last spinach bed. The photo below shows the last of my basil taken down by mildew.
I still had plenty of old favorites like chard, lettuce, and kale. But some new crops came out. I harvested the garlic scapes. I think I have them all picked. Some hide and are hard to see.
Also in the new category were the first raspberries and snowpeas. My townhouse mates will be the recipients of the peas as I can't eat them. The raspberries are just starting. We have a tiny little patch between the bulkheads of the two townhouses. I don't get to weigh them all as whoever is out gets to pick and eat them. They often don't make it inside. Sometimes though there are ripe ones in the morning and I'll snag them for breakfast.
And then there were the Michihili cabbages. This form of Chinese cabbage gets really tall. I was introduced to them by Mac years ago (thank you Mac!). This variety, Green Rocket, gets to be about 20" tall. I picked five of them this week for a total of 19 pounds. One went to my townhouse mates. I may freeze some for soups in the winter. But not a lot as I find I don't use a lot. I think I might try my hand at a non spicy kimchi.
You might notice that I trim my Chinese cabbage a bit strangely. The outer green leaves are course (though they do make good soup) and I trim them off. But the white rib is still wonderful for eating raw or cooked. So only trim the outermost layer off then keep the rest of the ribs. The ribs really are my favorite part.
The last major harvest was my strawberries. I picked a lot of bowls of strawberries this week. I think this is the peak week at 11 lbs. I froze some earlier in the week and today I'm thinking of making a strawberry chutney/sauce. I used up the last of my plum sauce yesterday and I need a replacement until plum season. Strawberries might fill the gap.
- Alliums, 1.98 lbs
- Greens, 5.55 lbs
- Greens, Asian, 22.54 lbs
- Herbs, 0.34 lbs
- Roots 6.29 lbs
- Weekly total, 36.86
- Yearly total, 128.33 lbs, $141.08
- Strawberries, 11.06 lbs
- Raspberries, 0.11 lbs
- Fruit Yearly total, 8.09 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.