We got the 2011 harvest season off to a good start yesterday with a small bit of salad greens. I cut some of the baby lettuces I have growing in the greenhouse, along with some arugula, mizuna, and a few baby spinach leaves thrown in.
It was only 3.4 ounces but it will be enough for a couple of salads later in the week. For fresh harvests this time of year we have a pretty nice assortment of greens. In addition to the ones I mentioned above we also have pac choi, tatsoi, komatsuna, parsley, chives, chard, and some young scallions. I also seeded some mache just the other day. It’s so nice having fresh greens in winter to supplement our stores in the freezer and cellar.
I also harvested some kale, but it was added to the 2010 totals. We had it for dinner last night. It went great along with a big pot of white beans I cooked up, plus I baked some cornbread too. That made for a real comforting and filling meal!
For more winter harvests, visit Daphne’s Dandelions and see what other gardeners are harvesting this time of year.