Harvest Monday - May 14, 2018
Hello everyone - I'm back from my Texas Garden Bloggers Fling adventure and, as usual, a wonderful time was had by all.
|10th Anniversary Garden Bloggers Fling in Austin, Texas|
At Diana Kirby's garden - what's a little rain??
|Horrible lighting, I know, but I needed to harvest|
& wanted to get the pre-harvest pic 😊
|First Harvest of the Season|
So far, I've harvested 129 spears totaling just over 2kg (4.5 lbs). Looks like we'll not only have plenty to eat now, but I'll also be able to freeze some to enjoy over the winter. Two words...yum, yum!
|Last nights harvest|
Then we had the windstorm of the year (so far!) with over 100km/hr winds (that's over 62 miles/hr) and off went all my netting. The Agribon that had covered the brassica bed literally went bye-bye...hasn't been seen since. Also, the board that blocked one of the entrances to the hilltop area fell over, so rabbits must have gotten in there as there was definitely some nibbling damage. Casualties included a Beira Tronchuda seedling together with one of the Yellow Cabbage collards & a couple of kohlrabi. All in all, the damage could have been a lot worse, so I'll take it.
Of course, with no covering on the bed, the cabbage white butterflies could have had a field day as well. It's still early in the season so I think we were lucky this time - I checked the leaves and didn't find any eggs. The beds are once again covered, but I'll be keeping an eye out for those tell-tale signs of cabbage worms.
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.