I guess the only place to start is the spinach. I harvested 14 pounds of spinach this week. No wonder I was feeling overwhelmed by it all one day and giving it to my townhouse mates to deal with. Luckily that feeling passed and the next time I harvested, I processed it all.
OK from now on I'll be kind and pare the photos down, just showing you one of each type. I harvested two and a half pounds of kale in two batches.
I harvested bok choy three times for a total of 6.5 pounds. This last time was the biggest as it was starting to bolt. I still have a late planted succession in the soil, but it will need to be pulled in a week to make way for squash. So the bok choy is almost gone.
And how much tatsoi can you fit in a basket? Well quite a bit. I took one head out to show how big it is, but they fold up pretty well. These too were bolting. Since I don't freeze these for the winter, I gave a bunch to my townhouse mates and some friends who I went to a quilt show with yesterday. This weeks tally is 4.4 pounds.
I pulled out some radishes and salad turnips. The German Giant on the left is having mixed review with me. Some are lovely. Moist and crispy with just a bit of bite. But others have had skin that is too tough to bite through almost. And hard on the inside. Ick. Some don't really root up well. They bolt prematurely. I won't grow it again. I'll try another variety.
But the prettiest harvest of all is the strawberries. I could easily eat a pound of them a day, but I'm not getting that much. Almost two pounds in a week isn't all that bad. Not enough to freeze though. Maybe they will pick up as the season progresses. If not I'll still treasure every little one that I pick.
Most of my greens were frozen. Some were given away. I can happily eat about a pound a day, but more is pushing it (and my husband won't eat greens). I still have to supplement a bit for the non greens. I buy lots of onions and some carrots. And of course treats that don't grow here like an occasional avocado. Soon however my green onions will come in and I'll switch to using those for most things instead of store bought onions. I said it a couple of days ago, but I'll say it again now. I love spring. So much growth and everything is green.
- Greens, 16.49 lbs
- Greens, Asian, 12.53 lbs
- Roots 2.83 lbs
- Yearly total, 66.59 lbs, $-59.87
- Strawberries, 1.86 lbs
- Fruit Yearly total, 4.59 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.