Here's a photograph of a couple of beets that I was forced to harvest because a gopher started snacking on one of them and had put the other one on its menu. These are an heirloom variety named Dewing's Early Blood Turnip Rooted Beets. I took the photo just a few days before the gopher came to town.
This is the Olive Leaf rapini that I've been harvesting over the last few weeks. Up until lately I've been thinning the plants, harvesting them whole for their leaves. Now that the plants are thinned and are starting to flower I've been harvesting the flower shoots. The plants will continue to send up new flowering shoots from the bases of the plants for a while. And it's official now, my husband (and I) like this green best when it's mixed with another green such as chard or spinach.
Here's the harvest totals for the week:
Beets - 13 oz.
Piracicaba Broccoli - 7.25 oz.
Cutting Celery - 3 oz.
Chervil - .5 oz.
Fava Leaves - 1 oz.
Garlic shoots - 1 oz.
Golden Corn Salad - 1 oz.
Lettuce mix- 1 oz.
Vit Mache - 1 oz.
Olive Leaf Rapini - 7 oz.
Total for the week: 35.75 ounces or 2.23 pounds
Total for the year: 11.5 pounds
I made another very nice mixed salad with the chervil, fava leaves, corn salad, lettuce and mache. My favorite dressing for the mix is a simple one of hazelnut oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. The salad accompanied a tasty frittata made with leftover pasta and fresh eggs from the girls.
Oh, and I've started keeping a tally of my share of eggs. I gather the eggs 3 or 4 days every week. The total for 3 days last week was 11 eggs and 29 eggs since January 20.
Join in the Harvest Monday fun over at Daphne's Dandelions. Show us what you've been harvesting!