Remember those nice, yummy strawberries I had last week? Well it appears that the squirrels have decided they want some too. Let me rephrase, the squirrels want every single strawberry including the ones that are not ripe! I'm contemplating how I'm going to battle the squirrels, so if anyone has suggestions I'd love to know what works for you. Anyway, despite the squirrels I harvested 6.6 oz of strawberries.
I ate quite a few salads from the garden this week with 4.5 oz of lettuce. This is the first of my spring planted lettuce. It is nice to have no salad scarcity between the winter and spring lettuce. I'm hoping to keep the lettuce supply going as long as possible this year. I'm planting every two weeks in the shadiest spot I have available, hopefully this will slow their summer bolting.
I did lots of planting this weekend, which meant I had to finally clear my winter bed. Most of this bed was filled with giant turnips and radishes with yellow and purple flowers along with some bolted lettuce. However, there were some veggies to harvest. They were hiding in the overgrown bed:
These are nantes carrots (1.4 lbs), which are suppose to be a sweet winter carrot. I don't think our winter was cold enough for the carrots to convert the starches to sugar, but in comparison to my colorful carrot mix, these did taste sweeter.
I also harvested 1 lb of beets. Many of these were puny, but it was time to make way for melons and beans. I boiled the beets and have been adding them to my salads. I never really liked beets before I grew them. I had only tasted canned beets and discovered that fresh beets are so much better!
Also on the harvest list this week was 2.1 oz of Swiss chard that went into a recipe I will share on Thursday:
Finally, I pulled these two tiny radishes (0.6 oz) to put in my salad:
Weekly total: 3.3 lbs
Yearly total: 32.60 lbs worth $71.24
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week, to see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.