They weren't a total bust though, they were decent enough after trimming and peeling, firm and tasty just small. I'll be pulling the rest of them soon to make way for some different vegetables.
The celery is still producing plenty of stalks.
|Dorato D'Asti Celery|
I cleaned out the patch of China Rose radishes because nearly all of them were starting to bolt.
|China Rose radishes|
There were a few other stragglers in the radish patch that got cleaned out also. I won't be harvesting any more radishes until I can set up a tunnel in another bed.
|Selzer Purple radishes|
|Summer Perfection spinach|
|Ruby Gem romaine|
The only harvest that I didn't photograph was the big bunch of Speedy Arugula that was the result of cleaning out the patch. It was starting to bolt so I cut all the plants down to the nubs. Speedy is a mild flavored arugula so it doesn't get too spicy or bitter when it bolts so most of what I cut down is usable.
We got through January without a drop of measurable rain. I don't know if it was a record for Monterey as well, but San Francisco had the first completely rain free January since record keeping started in 1850. This drought is really getting to be scary. There's supposedly a chance of rain later this week so keep your fingers crossed, do a rain dance or whatever it takes... just make it rain!
I don't know if it was because of the lack of rain or in spite of the lack of rain or perhaps I just did a better job in the garden, but this January was a harvest record breaker since I started keeping track back in 2010. The total harvests came in at 41.6 pounds, my best January total before that was 20.9 pounds in 2012, 12.7 pounds in 2014, and single digit harvests for the rest.
Here's the harvests for the past week:
Speedy arugula - 1 lb., 6.6 oz.
Romanesco broccoli - 2 lb., 15.9 oz.
Dorato di Asti celery - 15.1 oz.
Monarch celeriac - 11 oz. (trimmed)
Romanesco fennel - 10.3 oz.
Lacinato kale - 1 lb., 1.6 oz.
Ruby Gem romaine - 7.8 oz.
China Rose radishes - 5 lb., 15.8 oz. (including greens)
Helios radish - 1.6 oz.
Selzer Purple radishes - 7.5 oz.
Summer Perfection spinach - 6.1 oz.
The total harvests for the week were - 15 lb., 3.3 oz.
Which brings the total harvests for 2015 up to - 42 lb., 9.6 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.