We've had another unusually warm week here in South Carolina. I just heard on the news that we've had 9 days over 80 degrees this month and we only need one more to break the record. The good thing about the weather is that it is gorgeous outside with the dogwoods, red buds, and azaleas in full bloom. In the garden, the fall and winter crops are bolting as I've started the spring crops. I'm trying to plant my spring crops in shady spots because I have a feeling it is going to be a warm spring and very hot summer.
I need a drum roll for my first harvest of the week.....
With six cauliflower plants, I have harvested by first and probably last cauliflower weighing in at a whopping 2.9oz:
It was definitely more stem than florets and was probably a day away from flowering. This was my first cauliflower harvest ever. Cauliflower doesn't seem to be my forte!
The rest of this week's harvest theme was salads with lettuce (4 oz), radish (5 oz), and carrots (4 oz). It appears that the kaleidoscope carrot mix I planted only wants to give me white carrots. However, I love carrots so I will not complain.
After the short journey from the garden they went straight to my salad bowl:
Another new harvest for me this week is Swiss chard (2 oz):
I'll post the recipe for my first Swiss chard harvest on Thursday... stay tuned!
Weekly total: 1.12 lbs
Yearly total: 18.98 lbs worth $36.60
To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.