It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Thankfully I am mostly recovered from oral surgery and back to eating a more typical diet now. That meant I could cut some of the greenhouse lettuce for a salad one day last week. Strawberry Oakheart lettuce added color, and Bauer oakleaf added loft and volume. I also cut a bit of the Beka Santoh (a loose-leaf Chinese cabbage) for added flavor. For a treat I made a homemade ranch style dressing for the occasion instead of our usual vinaigrette.
For another meal we needed lettuce for a sandwich, and the Green Forest romaine supplied us with enough leaves for that purpose. It’s my first time growing this variety and already I’m impressed.
I also cut some of the greenhouse mizuna to go in a frittata we had yesterday, plus a bit of the purple pac choi. Both these do well in containers, which is how I have them growing since the bed space in the greenhouse is limited.
In other news, the early daffodils are blooming now, which is a sure sign that spring is on the way! Of course, it promptly turned cold again, since winter is not nearly over for us yet. Regardless, it is a treat to see some color outside to brighten up the grey and brown shades of winter.
I also participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count last week. I saw eight species of birds at our feeders and around the yard. We have at least six different woodpecker species that visit us from time to time, but I only saw the smallest one (Downy Woodpecker) for the count.
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!