Harvest Monday April 27, 2020

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Another month has flown by, which is pretty amazing considering my only trips outside the house are for weekly trips to the grocery and almost daily walks around our neighborhood! I have kept busy with gardening activities, and that includes planting and weeding as well as harvesting. The asparagus is finally taking off, and we had enough last week to roast a batch one day for lunch. A little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt is all the seasoning it needed.

roasted asparagus

I pulled all the broccoli from the greenhouse, and quite a bit of the kale. I froze some of the kale for later use.  The Groninger Collard Kale plants got huge and made lots of leaves over the winter.

Groninger Blue Collard Kale

The kale rapini are still coming on and we’re still eating them.

kale rapini

The Flashy Trout Back lettuce was ready for harvest. This version of the heirloom Forellenschluse has buttery soft green leaves with bright red splashes on them. It’s colorful as well as tasty.

Flashy Trout Back lettuce

I’ve also been picking other greens for salads as needed. These include the Mizspoona, Sorrel and arugula. All three add a bit of extra flavor to the mix.

salad greens

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!

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9 Responses to Harvest Monday April 27, 2020

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    We’ve not harvested much this week and my allotment post will be belated due to a time demanding puppy.

  2. shaheen says:

    We are so lucky to be kept busy with our gardening activities. Your salad greens are so big compared to what i have grown here. Admiring your asparagus too – how wonderful to be finally harvesting your own. I am joining in with a little Red Rainbow Chard this week.

  3. Your asparagus looks wonderful! I like Flashy Trout Back too. We have so many lettuce choices these days and I’ve been please to find ones that do better in the summer. And to think I grew up eating only California iceberg lettuce! Enjoyed the greenhouse tour.

  4. Hi Dave, it is remakable how big leaves grow in a greenhouse/polytunnel and they stay so tender too. I suspect they are not as healthy as leaves that have had to survive he challenges of winter, but they sure do taste good!

  5. Chhaya says:

    Hi Dave! Such nice looking greens! How do you prevent the kale and arugula from being decimated by the green worms? Every time I plant them, they go from growing very nicely into completely annihilated plants and all that remains is the green worms!! I am sure I will need to cover the plants up or spray with something organic, but once the plant grows in size, do the worms stop munching on them? Sorry for such a long comment!

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      These greens are growing in the greenhouse, so they are not bothered by the cabbage moths and then the worms. I do get aphids in there sometimes though. When I plant kale outside, I spray with Bt and neem oil to control the worms, which works well for me and is harmless to humans.

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