Harvest Monday - July 20, 2015
There was one very pretty newcomer to the harvest basket this past week – Peppermint Swiss chard:
|Peppermint Chard (left); Fordhook Giant (right)|
|So pretty I had to take a closeup|
Originally, I had several more seedlings but all of the Bright Lights variety damped off. Now that the spinach is done, I’m going to reseed that spot with Bright Lights & hopefully I’ll get to see some of those colourful stems before winter sets in.
Also harvested this week were the 2nd round of radishes.
|French Breakfast & Scarlet Globe Radishes|
Of course, there were lots and LOTS of sugar snaps as well as a few more favas:
|Fava Beans & Sugar Snap Peas|
The cucumbers are trickling in. I harvested the first Chelsea Prize & another Corentine (this time it was the shape it is supposed to be):
|Chelsea Prize (left); Corentine (right)|
|Royal Red, Simpson Elite & Sierra MI Lettuce|
The very last of the strawberries:
|Last Strawberry Picking|
Also harvested but not photographed was some chamomile. The plants are loaded with flowers and I really should have harvested some more in the last couple of days, but couldn’t find the time. I’ll be out there picking today.
That’s it for the week – I feel as if I’m in for a bit of a slow harvest period, although I do finally see some Contender beans developing. With any lucky, I’ll be harvesting those within the week.
My harvest totals this week were:
Fava Beans (shelled) – 134 grams (0.30 lbs)
Cucumbers – 360 grams (0.79 lbs)
Lettuce – 702 grams (1.55 lbs)
Sugar Snap Peas – 1,954 grams (4.31 lbs)
Radishes – 50 grams (0.11 lbs)
Swiss Chard – 1,542 grams (3.40 lbs)
Chamomile – 20 grams (0.04 lbs)
Total for Week – 4,762 grams (10.50 lbs)
Total to Date – 31.07 kg (68.50 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, our host for Harvest Mondays.
Till next time…