You know what the best thing about growing your own is? Every week there seems to be at least one new veg or fruit coming out of the garden. And this past week, the newcomer was….
|Fort Laramie strawberries|
The strawberry bed is actually in pretty rough shape. I didn’t bother to tidy it up this spring as I’m planning on ripping out all of the plants once it’s finished and I had other, more pressing tasks to attend to. This will be its third year of production, so I would say it’s had a good run. I’ll be starting a new bed later this season, but have not yet decided exactly where that will be.
But as one harvest starts, another inevitably comes to an end…
Clockwise from the left: Giant Noble, Space, Renegade, Tyee
The lettuce is up to full production now – I’ll harvest a bunch of leaves one day and you can hardly tell by the next. Thankfully the hot days have not impacted on it…yet.
Clockwise from the left: Sierra MI, Royal Red, Sweetie Baby
A few more turnips & their greens were harvested:
|White Lady turnips|
|White Russian kale|
|Red Ursa kale|
My harvest totals this week were:
Kale – 998 grams (2.20 lbs)
Lettuce – 492 grams (1.08 lbs)
Spinach – 834 grams (1.84 lbs)
Turnips – 374 grams (0.82 lbs)
Turnip Greens – 502 grams (1.11 lbs)
Strawberries – 222 grams (0.49 lbs)
Total for Week – 3,422 grams (7.54 lbs)
Total to Date – 9.35 kg (20.61 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.