No BLT's for me for the next few weeks, which has nothing to do with tomatoes and everything to do with my back, you don't realize how often you bend, twist, and lift until you can't do it. So my honey is stepping in to help with the harvests. Here he is yesterday showing off the Romanesco zucchini that hid from him on Saturday. When he arrived to spring me from the hospital on Saturday the first news he had for me was that he had harvested a BIG basket of zucchini - his first zucchini harvest - ever. He did a great job. (For the curious I had a left L4/5 laminotomy and resection of a synovial cyst).
Here he is with a perfect sized San Pasquale zucchini. That one didn't get away.
He also got to harvest the first head of Di Ciccio broccoli from the new planting. Who says you can't teach an old(ish) dog new tricks!
Earlier in the week I whacked back most of the prolific chard plants.
And I cut the Speedy Arugula down to the nubs again. That stuff lives up to its name, it's in need of another trim already. The strawberries keep producing too. Dave harvested a like amount of Sunday. It's such a treat to be eating only homegrown strawberries, I haven't had to buy any for a couple of weeks. Ssshh, keep it down, I don't want the rats to hear...
The Tokyo Bekana, Ruby Streaks mizuna, Purple Pac Choi, and baby Portuguese kale keep popping out quantities of new growth also. And yes, there's another zucchini in that basket.
Yet more zucchini, another good harvest of Royal Burgundy and Slenderette beans, and on the right is the first Tasty Treat cucumber.
I also harvested the only other head of butterhead lettuce that I managed to get started for summer harvesting. And other than the Chard Ravioli Nudi that I posted about on Thursday there wasn't anything new from the kitchen last week. No wait, I take that back, Dave made dinner last night, grilled sausages and zucchini, that's an old trick that had nearly been forgotten, Dave generally cooks with a credit card. My honey is really stepping up to the plate while I'm on the DL. He's even managing to deal with the prolific zucchini, he went on a zucchini run yesterday to
Here's the harvests for the past week:
Speedy Arugula - 9.7 oz.
Royal Burgundy beans - 6.4 oz.
Slenderette beans - 11.1 oz.
Beet Greens - 16.6 oz.
Di Ciccio broccoli - 6.8 oz.
Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage - 1 lb.
Flamingo chard - 1 lb., 2.8 oz.
Golden chard - 2 lb., 10.7 oz.
Peppermint Stick chard - 3 lb., 3.6 oz.
Tasty Treat cucumber - 4 oz.
Baby Portuguese kale - 3.4 oz.
Kagraner Sommer butterhead lettuce - 10.8 oz.
Ruby Streaks mizuna - 3.1 oz.
Red Candy Apple onion - 15 oz.
Purple pac choi - 2.3 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 6 lb., 12.6 oz.
San Pasquale zucchini - 1 lb., 4.7 oz.
The total harvests for the past week were - 21 lb., 11.6 oz.
Which brings the total harvests for 2014 up to - 338 lb., 4.1 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.