Harvest Monday April 12, 2021

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s still salad season here, and we are getting our fill of leafy greens. We are enjoying them on sandwiches as well as for salads and occasionally tostadas.

oakleaf lettuce

Salanova Green Butter lettuce

leaf lettuce

I’ve got French Sorrel and Tokyo Bekana growing in containers in the greenhouse, and both make a tasty addition to our salad bowls. The Tokyo Bekana is a non-heading type of napa cabbage, and I like the mild-flavored light green leaves best when used raw.

French Sorrel and Tokyo Bekana greens

And I’ve got microgreens growing indoors which we add to salads and other dishes.


The overwintered collard  greens are flowering now and I’ve harvested quite a bit of the shoots for cooking. Some call these raab, but I like to call them rapini.

harvest of collard rapini

collard rapini

I sautéed  a batch in olive oil and they were done in 5 minutes. They were quite tender, and I think the flavor is much like the kale rapini. This will be a new seasonal treat for us whenever the collards survive the winter like they did this year. I’ve gotten a pound of them so far, and they have made a great contribution to our April meals.

cooking rapini

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 April 12, 2021

  1. Hi Dave, we have a lot of cabbage rapini right now, very similar to collards. I like it more than kale rapini myself as it’s more substantial, we still have PSB for a couple of weeks and then we switch to calabrese. It’s not often that I consider myself to be lucky climate wise, but whenever I hear mention of ‘salad season’ I realise that I am. I can’t imagine a day now when I don’t eat a gorgeous crisp salad, every day is salad season here.

  2. Shawn Ann says:

    I’m only getting a bit of lettuce and chard and cilantro at the moment. Your harvest looks beautiful as usual!

  3. shaheen says:

    Good looking greens

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