Harvest Monday Mar 8, 2011

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Harvests this time of year are always small but much appreciated. I grow microgreens indoors under light to help give us a bit more fresh veggies. I started seeds for Red Russian kale and Tokyo Bekana about a month ago, and those greens are more than ready for cutting now. They made a nice addition to a salad and a soup we had last week. I had a question on my Facebook page about how I grow these, and in 2016 I did a post on my Experiments with Growing Shoots and Micro Greens that pretty well describes the process I use.

trays with microgreens

harvested micro greens

I made another cutting of the side shoots of the purple sprouting broccoli in the greenhouse. Burgundy and Santee are doing well, and Rudolph is making heads that should be ready in a week or less. Our winters are too cold for me to grow this crop unprotected, but it has done quite well for me in the greenhouse the last few years.

purple sprouting broccoli

And I made a small cutting of Salanova lettuce last week for a salad. There is more lettuce I’m letting size up, and I also have seedlings ready to set out as replacements. The next couple of months are definitely salad season here, before the weather heats up and growing decent lettuce becomes more difficult.

Salanova Red Butter lettuce

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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3 Responses to Harvest Monday Mar 8, 2011

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    Snap as far as Rudolph is concerned

  2. Admirable harvests given your climate and the season. Little bits here and there do add so much to our meals.

  3. Liz Gross says:

    Some day I’ll have a greenhouse. Maybe in a decade or so. Would be lovely to be harvesting something right now.

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