Harvest Monday - June 27, 2016
It was a good evening yesterday. Why? Because of the soft patter of rain falling. Finally. It wasn't a huge downpour, but enough to make everything look a wee bit fresher this morning. They are calling for more rain on Friday...but that is a LONG way off when it comes to the forecast.
So on to the harvests - first up are the newbies. It's scape time & most of them were ready to harvest.
Also new this week were the Golden Sweet snow peas:
Golden Sweet Snow Peas
The Oregon Sugar Pod peas have been stepping up the pace a lot over the past week:
Oregon Sugar Pod Snow Peas
Sweetie Baby Lettuce
A salad basket - various lettuces, kale & snow peas
All ready to store for a mid-winter treat
|White Lady Turnips|
The Kolibri kohlrabi is almost done - there are only a few left to be harvested.
So that's it for the harvests - now for a disappointing non-harvest - the cherries.
The only thing left on the tree - a whole lot of pits
We draped the netting over the top of the tree and tied it loosely underneath, but still left a rather wide opening on the bottom. Well, I noticed a robin under the tree a couple of times and realized that they were actually going in underneath the netting and into the tree to get to the cherries. Lesson learned - next year we have to make sure the ENTIRE tree canopy is netted.
My harvest totals this week were:
Garlic Scapes - 942 grams (2.08 lbs)
Kale - 190 grams (0.42 lbs)
Kohlrabi - 620 grams (1.37 lbs)
Lettuce - 426 grams (0.94 lbs)
Snow Peas - 720 grams (1.59 lbs)
Turnips - 846 grams (1.87 lbs)
Turnip Greens - 608 grams (1.34 lbs)
Strawberries - 918 grams (2.02 lbs)
Total for Week – 5,270 grams (11.62 lbs)
Total to Date – 22.67 kg (49.98 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.
*I originally thought that the alliums were being attacked by onion maggots but have subsequently realized that, in fact, I was dealing with leek moths so have adjusted this post accordingly.