I'm glad I put together that list of my Top 10 Favorite Zucchini Recipes. Although last night I prepared a dish that didn't make it onto the list but maybe should have - Zucchini Gazpacho - it uses 1.5 pounds of zucchini, a quick way to whittle down the pile of zukes.
More than 6.5 pounds (3 kg.) of zucchini last week, mostly from the lone Romanesco plant. I harvested only 2 San Pasquale zucchini last week. I'm thinking of pulling out that plant and using the space for something more productive.
To be fair, I weigh the zucchini with the blossoms attached, but they are a fraction of the total weight and I do use them.
Hard on the heels of the zucchini are the prolific chard plants. I'm trying to minimize the production by whacking out the side shoots. This was a side shoot on the Golden Chard plant. This went into one of the dishes on the zucchini list - Zucchini & Greens gratin.
And I finally thinned the Peppermint stick chard from 2 plants to 1. And I'm pulling the few Superstar onions that didn't bolt and using them straight from the garden.
For once I got around to harvesting my baby greens as babies...
|Ruby Streaks mizuna|
|Purple pac choi|
|Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage|
The Royal Burgundy and Slenderette bush snap beans are producing a few here and there.
And the strawberries are producing enough that I didn't need to buy any at the farmer's market last week.
Beet thinnings, the greens of which will go into a frittata.
Still Life With Onion...
The first small heads of Ruby Gem romaine lettuce were large enough to harvest. I've got these growing under a canopy of lightweight remay to provide a bit of shade and they seem to appreciate it, there wasn't a hint of bitterness or toughness.
Here's the harvests for the past week:
Speedy arugula - 4.5 oz.
Royal Burgundy beans - 5.6 oz.
Slenderette beans - 4.1 oz.
Beet Greens - 1 lb., 8 oz.
Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage - 5.4 oz.
Capers - 3.4 oz.
Dried chamomile - 4.3 oz.
Golden chard - 1 lb., 11.2 oz.
Italian Silver Rib chard - 1 lb., 5 oz.
Peppermint Stick chard - 3 lb., 3.4 oz.
Ruby Gem romaine lettuce - 8 oz.
Ruby Streaks mizuna - .6 oz.
Superstar onions - 2 lb., 10.2 oz.
Purple pac choi - .3 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 6 lb., 2.6 oz.
San Pasquale zucchini - 7.2 oz.
Zucchini blossoms (just the boys) - 4.6 oz.
The total harvests for the past week were - 19 lb., 8.6 oz. (8.9 kg.)
That brings the total harvests for 2014 up to - 304 lb.s, 6.2 oz. (138.1 kg.)
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.