Harvest Monday is here again. Sometimes it seems like I wouldn't get around to blogging if I didn't have a harvest to show off every week . . .
This week the camera is being hogged by a head of red cabbage that is certainly living up to its name, Mammoth Red Rock. Here it is straight from the garden lounging on a nice comfy chair waiting for its chance at fame and feasting.
All trimmed and ready for prime time, it came in at 6 pounds 2 ounces. It's a . . . . cabbage! And soon to be cole slaw and I don't know what else. Six pounds of cabbage is enough to feed two people for at least a week or so and then some. Thanks for the seeds Pam. :-)
The rest of the harvest was mostly more of the usual with the addition with my first harvest of a few chamomile blossoms.
The snap and snow peas are putting out one last big effort. They will be done soon, the arrival of warm weather and the steady advancement of powdery mildew is bringing that harvest to an end.
The caper harvest has really taken off with the warm weather. My potted plants are showing their appreciation of their winter repotting and trimming. The plants growing atop the wall seem to be happier than ever, in spite of the lack of a trim this winter. Last year I picked capers once a week every week from May 20 through August 5. This year my first small harvest was on May 10 and then once a week through the end of May. The last couple of weeks have found me with snippers in hand every 2 to 4 days. Each harvest is still pretty small, from about 1 1/2 ounces to 3 1/4 ounces, but all those little harvests add up, so far I've picked 12 1/2 ounces this year. Last year I picked 1 pound 4 3/4 ounces for the entire season.
The Seascape strawberry plants have been putting out a nice harvest for the last couple of weeks. I'm still waiting for the Mara des Bois plants to produce, but there are small berries that have set. Most of the transplanted Maras have survived, but they are not exactly bursting forth into new growth.
Here's the harvest totals for the past week:
Piracicaba broccoli - 3.75 oz
Mammoth Red Rock Cabbage - 6 lb, 2 oz
Capers - 6.75 oz
Chamomile blossoms - .25 oz
Sugar Magnolia Purple Snap Peas - 1 lb, 8 oz
Snow Peas - 1 lb
Strawberries - 1 lb, 6 oz
Total for the week - 10 lb, 10.75 oz
Total for the year - 232 lb, 15 oz
12 eggs last week
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