With our Memorial Day holiday yesterday, I completely forgot it was Monday until late last night, so here's my harvest Monday on Tuesday!
More spring harvests are happening here:
I loved the color combination of the greens with the purple reds. The purple leaves are amaranth. I am growing amaranth for the grain, but was thinning seedlings and found that young leaves can be eaten raw as salad. More mature leaves can be cooked like spinach. The great thing about amaranth is that it likes warm weather, unlike spinach. Now I need to check and see how much seed I have left because this seems like a great way to have greens (or perhaps I should call them reds) during the warmer months.
This week I picked 6.3 oz of lettuce, 0.7 oz of radish, almost a pound of onions (15.1 oz), 0.8 oz of kale, and 0.9 oz of amaranth leaves.
I made an egg scramble with onions, kale and feta and had a salad with radish and pecans. Delicious and very spring-like.
The biggest harvest this week was peas at 2 lbs.
We love to eat fresh English peas straight from the pod. It made for a great Memorial Day cookout appetizer along with a nice big salad from the garden. The snow peas I have used for stir fries this week. This week puts my total harvest for 2014 at 2.26 lbs.
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.