It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The greenhouse is still keeping us supplied with plenty of greens these days. It will eventually heat up in there later on and the greens will suffer, but so far the cool weather and lengthening days have made for lush growth. Hyper Red Rumple Wave lettuce is coloring up for me nicely, and I am pleased with the Green Forest romaine which I am growing for the first time.
Redina is also doing well, though it’s not quite as deep a red color as Hyper Red Rumple Waved. The leaves are big and tender though, and perfect for sandwiches or salads.
I’ve got an assortment of mizuna and pak choi growing in small containers in the greenhouse. Purple Magic Epic High pak choi is a mouthful to say (and type), but has the deepest purple leaves of any I’ve grown so far. I’m harvesting them individually for use so the plants keep on producing. Miz America mizuna has deep reddish purple leaves, and Mizspoona Salad Select has dark green leaves and has long been a favorite of mine. Both have done quite well in containers for me and add a mild mustardy tang to our salads.
I’ve also got arugula growing in containers. I made a cutting to go on pizza we made for dinner one night last week. We used pita bread for a crust, and spread some of my homemade pizza sauce on first. Piled high with arugula and other homegrown goodies like pickled Peppadew peppers from last year, it made for a tasty treat.
I’ll close with a shot of one of the many birds visiting our feeders last week. A Northern Flicker was eating at the suet feeder yesterday afternoon. I was happy with the photo, considering I was inside and shooting through the window with my Canon DSLR!
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’m always impressed by the variety of salad greens that you grow and they are all perfectly clean with no sluggy nibbles. To be honest tne slugs put us off growing salad leaves. A lovely woodpecker – not one that is found here,
I have seen a few slugs but so far the greens have been pretty clean. I think cold temps might be slowing them down a bit.
Lovely to see your salad abundance Dave! I’m trying purple tatsoi for the first time, I normall just grow a red pac choi but I like smaller leaves for my salad mixes, so I’m hoping this works