It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I pulled the last of the kale plants in the greenhouse last week to make room for the summer planting of cucumbers. We had a good run on the kale, and amazingly this last bit was still tender and mild tasting despite the age of the plants. White Russian and Red Ursa are two varieties bred by Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed and they both do well both in the greenhouse and outside in the main garden.
The latest planting of lettuce in the greenhouse is finally ready for cutting. Much of it will be ready all at once, so I can see a lot of salads in our future!
I have become a big fan of the Salanova lettuce family, which suits my growing practices in the greenhouse where I grow all my lettuce these days. These are designed to be ‘one cut” lettuces, which speeds the prep time for the busy cook. I don’t mine cutting or tearing lettuce leaves, but the compact plants seems to do well with intensive planting in containers. The red ones seem to color up fairly well in the greenhouse too.
I made another cutting of arugula to go on a pizza, along with other salad ingredients like the Tuscan Baby Leaf kale and a bit of green garlic to go in salad dressing. The green garlic is so handy to have, and I use the garlic which has sprouted to get it off to a quicker start.
The first zucchini of 2020 got big enough to eat, and we enjoyed it roasted in a veggie quesadilla as well as raw on a salad. This is Astia, and I have it growing in a Smart Pot. More fruit are setting on, so my early planting in the greenhouse is paying off since I just recently set out the plants in the main garden.
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!