Harvest Monday May 22, 2023

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s been a good year for lettuce so far, and I’ve hauled in 13 pounds of it so far. I grow several of the Salanova line of varieties, and while the seed is expensive I get near 100% germination and they do well for growing in the greenhouse. I grow both the red and green oakleaf types, and they usually make fairly dense heads for me.

Salanova Green Oakleaf lettuce

I pulled a few more radishes last week to go with our salads and other dishes. Rover is a small red skinned variety that makes crisp and mild tasting radishes for me in spring and fall plantings.

Rover radishes

radishes after cleaning up

Last week I began pulling the collard plants that overwintered in the greenhouse. These died back to the ground when we had extremely cold weather last December, but re-sprouted and made good growth this spring. I got over a pound of leaves from this one Yellow Cabbage collard plant, and there are two more plants of other varieties that need to pulled to make room for the cucumbers I plant in the summer greenhouse.

Yellow Cabbage collards

And speaking of the cucumbers, I got a few planted last week on one side of the greenhouse, where lettuce had been growing earlier. I am using the plant halos around them to make watering easier, and to apply liquid fertilizer to them.

cucumber plant

My bread bake last week was a sourdough Multi-Seed Sandwich Loaf, with millet, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Recipe is from Elaine Boddy’s Easy Everyday Sourdough Bread Baking. The bread should be a great base for sandwiches, though I have to say it is quite tasty on its own!

Multi-Seed Sandwich Loaf

I used some of odd pieces of bread to make croutons to go on a salad we had for lunch one day. The lettuce was the only thing homegrown in the salad, and sadly by the time we have tomatoes and cucumbers here the lettuce will be done for.

salad with croutons

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 please check out what everyone is harvesting!

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8 Responses to Harvest Monday May 22, 2023

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    The salad looks delicious. We only harvested a couple of radish so I hadn’t the cheek to link to Harvest Monday.

  2. Will - EightGateFarmNH says:

    Excellent lettuce, collards, and radishes. I’m still waiting to harvest all of those. The bread and croutons look delicious.

  3. The resiliency of some plants amazes me. Glad the collards came through the winter for you. I had a few perennials go dormant in late summer and thought they had died. But winter rains and spring–they’re back!

  4. I love how you make so many types of bread! I’m very easy to please, so I have a favourite bread for soup, for toast and for sandwiches, but that’s about it! I’m growing salanova’s this year in our potager garden, because they are so beautiful, trouble is we don’t want to harvest them!

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