Monday, March 12, 2012

Harvest Monday 3/12/12

It feels like spring has arrived.  It reach 70 degrees (21 C) today and tomorrow is suppose to get up to 77 (25 C).  The veggies that have been sitting idle all winter are suddenly skipping growth and going straight to bolting.  I had to harvest my pac choi as it was starting to bolt, weighing 2.58 lbs. 

I have never grown pac choi before and was inspired by the The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman.  Now that I've grown it and harvested it, I'm not sure what to do with it!

Also this week I harvested 4 oz of radishes and 3.7 oz of lettuce.

I also unfortunately discovered an error in my harvest spreadsheet.  I was adding some of the weekly totals into the overall total along with the individual harvests.  Basically I was doubling some of my harvests.  It is fixed now, but it brought down my total harvest. 

Weekly total: 3 lbs
Yearly total: 15.41 lbs worth $29.07

To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.

Happy Gardening!  


  1. Wow, that's one big harvest of pac choi! You can do a lot with it and it stores very well. I am going to post a great recipe on Thursday that you can use. You can also freeze some. Just blanch it for a short time, put it in cold water, drain and freeze.

  2. Great job on the pac choi. We're trying it for the first time this year. Your harvest gives us hope.

  3. lovely pak choi; mines bolted too; but onward and upward, I usually just stir fry or braise it like I do other greens.

  4. I always stir fry pac choi so will be interested to see what others come up with. As soon as it looks like Spring is about to come my chard, parsley, celery and beetroot all automatically bolt. It very difficult to prevent I find.

  5. I will be interested too. I love it in a stir fry but I don't stir fry much and could never use that much of it.

  6. We just had our first salads from the winter crops this week! I am so excited because if the math, weather, growth, etc work out this is the beginning of an unending crops (we are trying successive planting). I also have about 4 pak choi plants. I tried a pan with butter and a little garlic like we do with asparagus. I thought it was good, but was puzzled like you because it isn't on my top ten greens. If you find good recipes, please post them as I'll be watching for more good ideas.

    1. Congrats on the first salads! And very exciting to have unending crops. I'll keep you posted on the pak choi recipes I try.

  7. Your pak choi looks great! That's a bummer about the error. It still looks like you've had a good harvest so far.