After reading about other gardeners and their Harvest Mondays for a while now, I have decided to join in with my own harvests. Every Monday over at Daphne’s Dandelions folks link to posts about their weekly harvests. Thanks to Daphne for hosting this fun event. It’s great to see how others are doing!
Our harvest this week was small but tasty. I had some lovely Golden Yellow pak choi and some dark green Tatsoi I picked. They went into a stir fry, along with a few mushrooms from the frig that needed to be used up.
I also harvested some Simpson Elite and Multy lettuces from the greenhouse and cold frame. They will go into salads later this week. A bit of red lettuce would certainly have made for a more photogenic bowl of salad greens, but the reds all need a bit more time to size up. I’ll give them a few more days.
All total this week’s harvest weighed 1.4lbs, which is a small but nice bit of greenery to round out our meals. At this time of year every bit of fresh homegrown food is welcome, when we’ve been eating mostly veggies from the freezer and root cellar for about 5 months.
I am trying to clear out some space and make room for the seedlings I started in late January. They were started in a plug flat, and transplanted into cell paks about 3 weeks ago. They spent most of their time under fluorescent lights, and are now hardened off and ready for planting as soon as I have space for them.
The weather is supposed to warm up a bit this week so I hope to be able to start planting these little babies in the cold frame bed as the ground thaws and stays thawed for a change. That will put me a few days ahead of last year’s planting. I’ve got so many seedlings ready that I may plant them more closely than normal and then harvest the thinnings as baby lettuce. I’ve already got spinach coming up in that bed, so we’re off to a good start on our March and April salads.
Be sure and stop by Daphne’s Dandelions and check out the other harvest reports there!