It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s hard to believe it’s March already. I have been busy starting seeds though, and March is usually one of my busiest months for seed starting. I did manage a couple of harvests from the greenhouse. The Burgundy and Santee purple sprouting broccoli is producing a small but tasty amount of shoots for us. There’s no sign of a head on the Rudolph plants yet, which is usually the latest maturing variety of the ones I have planted.
I also made a cutting of Western Front kale. This selection from Adaptive Seeds is a super hardy Red Russian type kale that keeps growing for me throughout the winter months in the greenhouse. It also makes a lot of rapini when the plants start blooming.
I baked up a loaf of sourdough sandwich bread last week in my Pullman loaf pan, using a King Arthur Flour recipe. This one has 20% whole wheat flour, and made for a sturdy and tasty sandwich bread. The dense texture meant I was able to get 16 slices out of the loaf, not counting the two crusty ends which were used for snacking. I bake all of our bread, and generally try and keep an assortment of types in the freezer for when we need them
We enjoyed this bread for several meals, and it made a good base for tuna salad sandwiches we had one day for lunch. Even the humble tuna salad is elevated when served on a sourdough bread with a piece of homegrown lettuce, though I think my wife’s tuna salad is anything but humble.
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 keep looking at our broccoli plants but no sign of any shoots yet
I reviewed your February garden post. Amazing what survived the single digits. How much warmer did your greenhouse stay? The sandwich bread looks wonderful. King Arthur is my first stop for bread recipes.
First broccoli flowers just starting to develop here Dave, but we mainly grow the late varieties as we have plenty to eat in winter and early spring, our focus is the hungry gap.