The first harvest has arrived! It's not much, but the first harvest is always exciting:
It consisted of lettuce (mostly Black Seeded Simpson and Freckles Romaine; 0.9 oz), spinach (2.4 oz), a few small radishes (1 oz), and some cilantro. The lettuce, radish and some spinach went into my first salad from the garden for 2014. The second harvest was a single, small red onion (1.2 oz), which went with the rest of the spinach and the cilantro into an omelette.
All last week we had temperatures in the upper 80's and even hit the 90's a few days, so all my spring crops are ready to bolt. I doubt the radishes or onions are going to get any bigger, so I probably need to pull them all. Based on the forecast, the temperatures are going to continue to be high until Thursday. I attempted to make a shade cloth cover using some weed cloth:
Unfortunately I came home today and the wind had picked up the weed cloth and blown it off the hoops. I need to get some more rebar so that I can make more hoops, which will hopefully help it stay in place. I don't know if this will prevent my spring crops from bolting, but I thought I might as well try!
In other news, I added a harvest tracking table on the side that I will attempt to keep updated. I discovered that if you use a Google spreadsheet, it is supposed to automatically update, although it's not the prettiest table!
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.