Another mostly green harvest here this week. The asparagus harvest had been slowing down, but the recent rains have perked it up considerably. We harvested almost 2 pounds of it this week, bringing the total for the season to over 5 pounds. Some of the thinner spears found their way into this frittata we had for lunch midweek. It also had some dried tomatoes from 2009 in there.
I also continued to harvest a lot of spinach, almost 2.5 pounds of it this week. I’ve pulled about 2/3 of the plants as they bolted, but I still have a little more to pick. We’ve sure enjoyed it a lot this year.
I harvested a bit more choy sum this week, and over a pound of mizuna. The mizuna was featured in a stir fry side dish.
For those not familiar with mizuna, it is a beautiful, mild tasting green with fine serrated leaves.
It grows fairly upright, which makes a good use of space in intensive plantings. Below is a photo of whats left of the planting in the greenhouse. I started with eight plants there that took up about 1.5 square feet of space and look to yield about two pounds of greens.
I’ve also been harvesting scallions as needed from the new lasagna bed I planted with onions. These green onions are non bulbing types I planted just for green onions. The variety here is Ishikura Improved.
I also harvested lettuce, a few radishes, another cutting of the spicy mesclun mix, and the first cutting of a lettuce mix in one of the window boxes.
The harvest total this week was 8.5 lbs.
To see other gardeners’ harvests, or to add your own, visit Harvest Monday at Daphne’s Dandelions.