Green was the color of this week’s harvests. We had 3.5 pounds of green spinach. I sauteed some of it and froze some for later use. I love fresh spinach. The overwintered ones are bolting now, so they got pulled up. Some spring planted ones are just about ready for harvest.
We had lots of green asparagus, 54 ounces of it this week. The warm rainy weather really seems to make the sprouts grow fast. We grilled some of it, and I stir-fried one batch as a side dish to go with Hot & Sour Soup.
Green lettuce also made an appearance, with a little red mixed in also. We used about 2 pounds of it in salads this week. I cut one frilly endive plant for salads as well. I like the bitter taste endive gives to salads, but a little goes a long way for me.
Green onions are available in the garden now whenever I need them. I pulled a few this week for the Hot & Sour soup, and for other dishes. It’s so nice to have scallions ready to harvest as we need them.
And finally, I pulled all the overwintered chard in the greenhouse to make room for other things like cucumbers. There was a whopping 4.8 pounds of it, most of which I blanched and froze for later. We’ll have the rest of it tonight with dinner. I have new plantings coming along, so we’ll have more shortly.
Total harvest for this week was 14.5 pounds, the largest so far in 2011. To see what other gardeners are harvesting, visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Mondays.