This is the final week of school for my kids, which is always a hectic time. Even so, I have been able to do quite a lot of work in the garden & am finally getting around to mulching the paths in my main garden bed area. I have so many different things on the go in the garden right now and have started a few update posts, but it's been difficult to find the time to finish them up. I'll have to do a push this week to get at least one or two posted.
I also did a lot of harvesting over this past week & I’m so happy that the greens have finally started to flow. No lettuce yet – I suppose I could have harvested some baby lettuce leaves, but I had plenty of other greens to tide us over, so I decided to leave them. The harvest on those will start this coming week.
The first harvest of NCK came out of the garden this week.
I also harvested quite a bit of Russian Kale:
White Russian (left); Red Russian (right)
Up next are the baby choy. This variety is Green Fortune.
|Green Fortune Baby Choy|
I harvested about half of the choy, just barely enough for a meal. My harvest would have been quite a bit larger had it not been for all of the chewed up leaves I had to remove. And I think that this is the critter responsible:
|Mystery Choy Muncher|
Looks huge in the photo, but is only about 1/8" long
I also harvested the first of the tatsoi. It was also a bit munched, but nowhere near as bad as the baby choy. I actually think that their damage was most likely slug related.
More strawberries came out of the garden. Connie’s variety is just starting to produce – I kind of like the fact that I have an earlier bearing variety and one that starts a bit later.
|Fort Laramie (left); Connie's (right)|
Also harvested this past week but not photographed was some spinach. No sooner had I said that the existing plants looked ok, then they started to bolt. I harvested and pulled all of the bolting plants and am now left with a couple of Space & Renegade plants that are still looking ok...I know I'm jinxing things here ;)
My harvest totals this week were:
Chinese Greens – 294 grams (0.65 lbs)
Kale – 2,532 grams (5.58 lbs)
Scapes – 510 grams (1.12 lbs)
Spinach – 386 grams (0.85 lbs)
Strawberries – 1,576 grams (3.47 lbs)
Total for Week – 5,298 grams (11.68 lbs)
Total to Date – 12.69 kg (27.97 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…