Each year I think that my first harvest will be earlier than last year - and each time I don't get that 1st harvest until the May long weekend.
With our very late spring, I actually feel lucky that I'm harvesting anything at all as the spring sown crops, including lettuce, spinach and rapini, all crops that I've harvested in the past at this time, are still babies. But what finally put on some growth was a veg I had sown in the fall with the hopes that it would overwinter to give me an extra early harvest. Giant Winter Virolflex Spinach.
Giant Winter Viroflex Spinach
There are so many exciting moments in the veg garden and the first harvest of the season is right there at the top of the list...and everyone at my house is well aware of that as I parade that basket of spinach around :)
If the weather keeps up (which it looks like it's going to), I'm hoping to add one or two more goodies to the harvest basket next week.
My harvest total this week was:
Spinach – 256 grams (0.56 lbs)
Total to Date – 256 kg (0.56 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Our Happy Acres where Dave is our host for Harvest Mondays.