It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s still salad season here for us. It’s my first time growing Navara lettuce, and this red oakleaf type is doing quite well for me. It’s making heavier heads than some, and the leaves are more substantial than most oakleaf lettuce I’ve grown in the past, and I think that is a good thing.
I’ve been growing Panisse lettuce for several years now, and the lime green leaves are lighter in weight than Navara with a buttery texture. The two varieties work quite well together in the salad bowl, and I believe both will be in my plans going forward.
It’s about time to pull the over-wintered parsley in the greenhouse, but I just can’t resist cutting all I can while I still can. This cutting went into a batch of Ikarian Tabouli I made for lunch one day, and I plan to make pesto with some of it this coming week to go in a pasta dish.
The spring arugula is doing well now, and I cut Apollo and Speedy last week for use on a pizza. The serrated leaves of Speedy look like a wild arugula, but they are quite mild tasting. Like the name implies it is fast maturing, though Apollo is growing at about the same pace.
We are cutting asparagus on a daily basis now. The yields are not huge, but enough to keep us well supplied for the next month or so. We love asparagus, and some of this lot was grilled for our dinner last night and served along with planked salmon. I plan to use more in the pesto pasta dish I have on the menu for later this week.
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!