Monday, June 9, 2014

Harvest Monday 6/9/14

The theme this week in the garden was lettuce.  I had to harvest the lettuce before it bolted, so it has been a salad marathon in my kitchen while I tried to go through 2.3 lbs.

Also this week there were some new harvests from the garden.  I pulled the first turnips (11.5 oz).

Several of the turnips bolted, but the ones on the east side of the shade cloth seem to be hanging on.  I cooked the leaves and roots.  I braised the leaves, took one bite, and hoped J would eat the rest.  Well, he didn't.  It seems every year I try cooking and eating turnip leaves and the result is always the same.  So turnip leaves will be going to the compost heap.

Also new this week are a few potatoes (5.9 oz).  One of the potato plants was looking like it was reaching the end, so I dug it up and harvested three potatoes.

Those potatoes, onions (6.8 oz) and chard (4.3 oz) went into a delicious lunch.  I love being able to go out to the garden and come back with ingredients for a meal.

The last new harvest this week was zucchini.  It was a bit short, but quite fat.  For me this marks the official beginning of summer.  Hopefully soon the tomatoes and peppers will follow.

I also harvested the last of the peas (11.4 oz) and removed the plants and replaced them with some melon seeds.  The dill is flowering so I cut 1.5 oz and I'm in the process of drying it.

My harvest total this week is 5.5 lbs, making my total for the year 18.7 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.


  1. Those ingredients (and lunch!) look (and I'm sure tasted) awesome - can't get much fresher than that!! And beautiful zucchini - I haven't even planted my squash seedlings outside yet!

  2. Nice harvest! I didn't grow any potatoes this year, which is a shame since fresh potatoes from the garden are a real treat. Your turnips look great as well.

  3. Ah, fresh potatoes! I cant wait. The lettuce photo at the top is very pretty.

  4. I always liked radish leaves more than turnip leaves. Now I don't even bother to eat either as I have too many greens as it is. But when I had a smaller garden everything was eaten.

  5. The potatoes and greens look so tasty!