Harvest Monday - May 30, 2016
Another week of nice weather and the harvests are picking up.
The overwintered spinach was starting to bolt, so it was all harvested & the plants were pulled:
|Giant Winter Viroflex Spinach|
In the Early Greens bed, I harvested a variety of veg. First up was the arugula. I’m usually not a huge fan of arugula as I find the flavour a bit overpowering, but this one is quite nice:
Michelle recommended Speedy as being both fast & mild and it definitely is the mildest arugula I’ve ever tasted.
More radishes were pulled:
|Easter Egg & French Breakfast radishes|
And my favourite Chinese green – bok choy - in a baby version:
|6 heads of Green Fortune choy|
And lastly the rapini was all harvested:
It looks like I am on track to have the Early Greens bed cleared so that I can get the tomatoes in this week. Speaking of which, the tomato transplants are looking great:
|Tomato transplants are hardening off|
|Smallest of the bunch on May 19:|
Bloody Butcher & Amos Coli
|Same as above on May 30|
There was one possible casualty, however. This tomato plant was decapitated by a wayward football this past weekend:
|Costoluto Genovese with no head :(|
Since I’m talking about the tomatoes, may as well give an update on the peppers, which were transplanted this past week. They are looking VERY sorry – not so much because of being transplanted, but because they all lost a good chunk of their leaves.
|Pepper bed this morning|
Secondly, all of the peppers and eggplant were nipped by frost a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to keep them outside as much as possible, thinking that a dose of fresh air and sunshine would do them good. Well, we went out for the day and returned fairly late at night….and I was so tired that I completely forgot that my plants were on the porch. Thankfully, they were not done in, but the damage is evident:
|Frost nipped pepper & eggplant|
My harvest totals this week were:
Chinese Greens – 512 grams (1.13 lbs)
Arugula – 78 grams (0.17 lbs)
Radishes – 254 grams (0.56 lbs)
Rapini - 316 grams (0.70 lbs)
Spinach - 318 grams ( 0.70 lbs)
Total for Week – 1,478 grams (3.26 lbs)
Total to Date – 1.73 kg (3.82 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.