It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s still salad season here, though I am afraid warmer weather will soon bring an end to that. The Muir lettuce is a new favorite, making big leaves that are great for salads or sandwiches. This batch wound up in a wilted lettuce salad, which is a seasonal favorite of mine.
The Salanova lettuce line is another of my favorites. I cut a head of Salanova Green Butter last week for salads. The individual leaves are fairly small, and can be used whole in salads. It takes more than one or two to do justice to a sandwich though.
I cut a few mixed greens for a frittata we had for lunch one day. This is a mix of Mizspoona, Tuscan Baby Leaf kale and Central Red mizuna. These greens are also tasty on salads, and if it was soup weather here they would work for that too.
Asparagus is still coming on strong, and we will likely keep cutting it for another week or two. We’ve cut over 11 pounds so far, which is less than usual but still plenty to keep us well supplied if not really enough to share.
I harvested another batch of microgreens last week. This was the Mild Micro Mix from Johnny’s seeds that includes mizuna, cabbage, kale, and kohlrabi. You would be right in thinking I am a big fan of growing microgreens, especially at this time of year when the harvests are not so plentiful. I have another batch that will be ready in a few days, and other one ready about a week after that.
Our cherries trees are going to give us enough fruit for a small cobbler this year. They are getting too much shade from nearby trees, and at this point we have decided not to replant any in another location. We enjoy what we get, and every few years we go to a local orchard and pick cherries by the bucket to stock up our freezer. We won’t be going this year though, since I am not comfortable being in an orchard with however many people decide to show up to harvest that day. I fear too many people in our area are not taking the pandemic situation seriously enough.
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 totally agree, Dave. Too many people are not taking this seriously enough. And they seem to be desperate for recreation. Good thing people like us have gardens to work in. Your lettuces are making me dream of salads to come–hopefully soon! And I’m glad you got some nice-looking cherries.
I guess I understand the need to get out, but we have been able to get in our walks and still maintain social distancing. And of course like Shaheen says, we have the garden for “recreation” as well!
The Salanova lettuce is stunning like a green flower head. I also agree and am quite mift that many people are not taking the pandemic seriously, going to the flipping beach. But then i wonder if i am being harsh, because i have a garden – then i think, nah – not.
I don’t think you are being harsh at all! Not all my lettuce is so pretty as the Salanova, but we eat it anyway.
Hello harvest Monday! I was a long time participant with my previous blog.. Budding and Blooming until life happened. I moved and had to start over with a new garden. Yesterday I had my first harvest from my new garden and wondered if Harvest Monday was still happening, so I’m happy to see it is!
I remember your blog! It’s good to see you back. It’s hard to believe I’m on my 5th year hosting after Daphne quit blogging.
Frittata with greens sounds great. It took me a long time to realize how well eggs and greens went together. And your lettuces and asparagus look amazing. I’ve been really considering starting my own asparagus patch, especially since it’s been elusive at the stores here.
I think we are sticking to growing salad leaves in pots and tubs this year rather than at the allotment. It will be easier to look after them.
What nice late spring harvests. And cherries–even a few are a treat. My vegetable and flower gardens are benefitting from the increased time spent at home. I hope others all around America are learning the joy and benefits of keeping a garden. Imagine, five years of hosting. Thank you so much!