Monday, May 31, 2010
Harvest Monday - May 31, 2010
That's the harvest from last Friday, one last Azur Star kohlrabi that was hidden under the floppy fava foliage, a few strawberries, Piracicaba shoots, Sugar Magnolia purple snap peas, and some basil. I also pulled out a couple of fava plants yesterday to make way for a planting of pole beans. If it weren't for the favas the harvest total would be much lower than usual since I didn't cook much last week. And not included in the totals below are 4 heads of garlic, 3 of which were roasted and smeared on toast as an appetizer, yum.
The week before last I harvested a lot of beets, enough to fill 3 quart jars with pickles and still have leftovers. Here's a picture of one of the jars of pickles that I opened this weekend to sample, it's almost half gone now. . . This jar is a mix of Chioggia and Golden beets, the other jars each contain a single variety of beet.
Here's the harvest tally for the last week:
Piracicaba broccoli - 12.5 ounces
Capers - 1.25 ounces
Fava beans - 4 lb. 9 oz.
Azur Star kohlrabi - 11 ounces
Sugar Magnolia Purple snap peas - 5.75 oz (plus a few eaten in the garden)
Strawberries - 13 oz.
Total for the week - 7 lb. 4 oz
Total for the year - 212 lb. 11.25 oz.
7 eggs this week
There are a lot more harvests to see at Daphne's Dandelions, the home of Harvest Monday, go check it out.