Monday, April 8, 2013

Harvest Monday 4/8/13

This week was my biggest harvest so far for the year.  I harvested veggies that had overwintered in the garden to make room for spring planting.

First up is 2 lbs of turnips:

Unfortunately I think I left the turnips in the ground too long- they were a bit tough and fibrous.

Much tastier were the carrots:

Fall planted carrots are always so much sweeter than the ones I plant in the spring.

Next up are collared greens.  These are a first for me to plant because I hate collared greens.  Growing up in the South, collared greens make a regular appearance and as a kid I hated them.  I decided I would give them a second chance after seeing a recipe that didn't seem to turn them into the green mush I recalled as a child.

I only planted two collared green plants, just to be safe.  I sauteed it with garlic and olive oil and cooked it in a quiche.  I can say I don't hate collared greens any more, but I wouldn't say I love them.  I think I'll stick with kale and swiss chard.

Lastly this week was a handful of broccoli side shoots:


This week's tally:

Turnip 2 lbs
Carrot 9.7 oz
Collar greens 9 oz
Broccoli 0.9 oz

Weekly total: 3 lbs 3.6 oz

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.


  1. I'm with you on collard greens. I didn't grow up with them but ate some out of a friend's CSA. They were OK. Didn't hate them, but I love other greens and I didn't love collards. So I too stick to kale, chard, and spinach.

  2. Yeah, I'm with you and Daphne on collards, there are plenty of other greens that I love and collards are just ok so I don't bother growing them. Now those broccoli shoots, those are another story - love those!

  3. I think I'm sold on not seeking out collard green seeds. Your broccoli looks great, i'm really looking forward to mine starting producing soon.