Something brand new came out of the garden this weekend, the very first Pixie Baby Cabbage. Here it is, cut from the plant and trimmed but still in the garden. This is the largest of the heads and came in just .7 ounces shy of 3 pounds, a big baby! I used half of the head to make an Asian style slaw from Steve Raichlen's book Barbecue! Bible. The slaw was delicious with some Sweet Soy Glazed Baby Back Ribs (another Raichlen recipe).
One other new harvest started for the year, I picked, weighed, and processed the first batch of caper buds last week. It was actually the second picking of buds, but I shamefully picked and then neglected to do anything with the first small harvest of the buds so those didn't get included in the harvest tally. The caper harvest is starting right on schedule, in 2009 I harvested the first ounce of buds on May 20, in 2010 I harvested the first 3/4 ounce of buds on May 10, and this year I harvested the first buds sometime around the 12th or 13th (the ones that didn't get recorded).
Here's the harvest totals for the last two weeks:
Piracicaba broccoli - 11.5 oz.
Pixie Baby cabbage - 2 lb., 15.3 oz.
Caper buds - 1.6 oz.
Fava beans - 22 lb., 4 oz.
Green garlic - 3 oz.
Butterhead lettuce - 4.5 oz.
Super Sugar Snap peas - 3 lb., 7.5 oz.
Oregon Giant snow peas - 1.7 oz.
The total harvests for the past two weeks were - 30 lb., 1.1 oz.
The total harvests for the year are - 144 lb., 4 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.