Not so new, but always wonderful to have is lettuce. Fresh salads are one of my favorite things from the garden. Plenty of salads this week with 6.2 oz of lettuce:
The white veggies in that salad are radishes. To be precise, one radish (0.4 oz) that I harvested a bit small to put in my salad:
I also finally harvested the last of the winter planted beets (1.75 lbs). Many of these beets were small, but some were starting to bolt and they are occupying the bed where peanuts needed to be planted. Despite their size, the beets are still tasty and colorful:
You may recall the pretty carrots I harvested last week. This week I also harvested the rest of the winter planted carrots (1.6 lbs), but other than their colors they are not very pretty. They were cracking and deformed and really hard to get out of the ground. Many of them broke when I tried to pull them.
The problem is that my raised beds are only four inches deep and these carrots were in the low terrace of the garden right next to the wall for the upper terrace. When we built the garden we had to compact the dirt for the upper terrace wall and the place where the carrots were must have gotten compacted. I'm impressed they grew as long as they did and hopefully they loosened the soil for future veggies.
You will see no beautiful pictures of delicious strawberries this week because I harvested one little strawberry at 0.3 oz that was eaten before the camera showed up. If only the squirrels would at least weigh their strawberry harvests before they eat them! I'm going to the hardware store today to get some netting or wiring to hopefully end the squirrels stealing all my strawberries!
And last, after making you wait through the whole post is the new harvest for this week.. peas! Not a lot yet (0.4 oz), but there's nothing tastier than fresh peas (I probably say that about every veggie the first time I harvest them!).
Yearly total: 36.43 lbs worth $78.61
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.