The snap bean harvests continued, I've been harvesting them every 3 or 4 days lately, which made for 2 harvests in the past week.
|Royalty Purple Pod, Slenderette, Red Swan|
|Green Fingers Persian Cucumber|
|Green Fingers Cucumbers|
|Dorato d'Asti and Pink Plume celery|
And as I said, I got to harvest beans twice last week and they all got photographed.
|Pink Plume Celery and|
Red Swan and Royalty Purple Pod Beans
|Rolande Filet Beans|
|Roc d'Or and Slenderette Beans|
I used a good portion of one of the bean harvests in a mostly vegetable Thai style curry, which also included onion and zucchini fresh from the garden, roasted sweet peppers from the freezer, and a red coconut curry sauce spiced up with some fresh Makrut lime leaf, basil, and mint from the garden. It was almost vegetarian with the exception of some ham that was in the fridge that needed to be used but was totally optional to the dish.
The last of the spring lettuces were bolting so I had to cut them. They have not turned bitter yet and they keep quite well in the fridge so I won't run out of lettuce for a week or so. There were two harvests like the one shown here but I only got around to photographing one of them. I set out more Manoa Crisphead the other day but yesterday afternoon I found that a rabbit had figured out how to get into the tunnel and had started to nibble on them. I set up extra defenses around the tunnel and sprayed the entire perimeter of the garden and each bed with some really stinky deer and rabbit repellent. I also set a Havahart trap baited with lettuce and broccoli to try to capture the little you-know-what, grrrrr. The stinker will get to go live with its relatives elsewhere in the valley if I have my way.
|Manoa Crisphead and Ruby Gem Romaine Lettuces|
The Romanesco zucchini plant produces a good sized zuke every 2 or 3 days. This one got away from me a bit and got to be extra large but it was still nice and firm and tasty, not at all seedy. The winter sown Batavia broccoli plant put out a few shoots and I got to harvest most of them, the rabbit got the rest. Grrrrr.
|Romanesco zucchini and Batavia Broccoli|
And last but certainly not least, more of those oh-so-cute tangy little Mouse Melons! Hopefully not rabbit sized as well.
I also harvested but didn't photograph more bolting onions, a couple of other zucchinis, and more capers.
Oh wait, there's one more thing to show off that won't hit the tally yet.
|I'Itoi Onions grown from a single bulb|
Here's the details of the harvests for the past week:
Red Swan beans - 10.2 oz.
Roc d'Or beans - 11.9 oz.
Rolande Filet beans - 2.2 lbs.
Royalty Purple Pod beans - 5.7 oz.
Slenderette beans - 3.2 oz.
Batavia broccoli - 6 oz.
Capers - 6.3 oz.
Dorato d'Asti celery - 2.8 oz.
Pink Plume celery - 13.2 oz.
Green Fingers cucumbers - 15.1 oz.
Mouse Melons - 1.4 oz.
Manoa Crisphead lettuce - 1.5 lb.
Ruby Gem Romaine lettuce - 2.2 lb.
Ramata di Milano onions - 2.6 lb.
Yellow Spanish Utah onions - 12.7 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 2 lb.
Total harvests for the past week - 16 lb. (7.2 kg.)
2016 YTD - 352.8 lb. (160 kg.)
Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave on his blog Our Happy Acres, head on over there to be inspired by what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.