It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. My harvests were small this week as we ate a lot from stores. I cut a bit of lettuce for salads, and to free up a planter box so I could plant the new crop of lettuce. Salanova Green Crisp is a small Tango type lettuce that does very well for me in containers. The seed is a bit pricey, but pretty much every one germinates.
I also thinned the brassica seedlings and saved the thinnings as microgreens. I don’t buy them, but they are super expensive if you do. After cleaning up these make a healthy addition to salads, soups or wraps. I don’t buy sprouts either, as they are easy to grow and the store-bought ones are sometimes a source of food borne illnesses. I potted up some of the napa cabbage thinnings to let them grow on for greens.
The purple sprouting broccoli continues to keep us supplied. The heads are getting a bit more loose, but the stalks are long and tender. They also are more green than purple, but that doesn’t affect the flavor any. I am very pleased with how it has done in the greenhouse this year, and look forward to growing it again next year.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!