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!
I’m trying to find a few crispy lettuces having seed your Salanova Dave, I’m also growing some of the Centercut squash that you recommended last year, my first batch are up and destined for my polytunnel in a couple of weeks.
We enjoyed the Centercut squash at both the green and the mature stages. The mature ones have kept well too.
Ah that is interesting Dave, we were planning on using them small, I’d not thought of letting them mature. When you say “kept well” do you still have them now?
I cooked up the last of them a few weeks ago, so they kept for at least 5 months.
Snap with regards to PSB
Your plot is looking very tidy Sue and all primed for spring planting! : All the best – Steve
I also use my thinnings as you do and agree that purchasing sprouts is risky. They also make a gorgeous garnish on soups. Does the Santee PSB show up purple at the start and then fade to green? Nice to hear that germination on Salanova is so high.
Hi Sue, I’d not heard about the risk of buying sprouts – not that we ever do – is that specific to the US? I’d love to comment on your site btw, but I’ve tried several times and just can’t seem to sign in no matter which way I try! : All the best – Steve
Oh my. I’m not sure what’s wrong. Comments are unmoderated. I’ll check. Here’s a link sbout sprouts from NHS in UK. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/sprouted-seeds-safety-advice/
Hope your well Dave. Your PSB is def. very green – but at least your still harvesting it. I’ve spent my first w/e in the garden, but not joining in this week for Harvest Monday. Will check out the other contributions though.
Dave, the PSB grown under cover is fairly green here, but the same variety grown outside has dark purple buds as expected. I think it is to do with the light intensity but still taststes good!
That’s what I guessed, Kathy. The light levels in the greenhouse are definitely less than they would be outside.
Ah, good to hear.