|Purple Sun and Nelson Carrots|
There's a few heads of lettuce left to size up. The weather has cooled off quite a bit the last few days so I may get to wait a bit longer to harvest the last of them and they are also getting a bit of protection from the sun under a tunnel of lightweight Agribon fabric.
|Ruby Gem Romaine and Manoa Crisphead|
And the spring sown (March 2) celery is producing lots of big crunchy stalks that I harvest on a cut and come again basis. The celery plants are in a part of the garden where I don't need to clear them out so they get to stay until they bolt or don't produce good stalks anymore. I really enjoy the crunch of the stalks in salads. One salad that they livened up this week was made with some Purgatory beans and roasted sweet red peppers from the freezer. I used one of the last Zebrune shallots from last year in that salad. I'm really impressed with the keeping quality of the Zebrune shallots.
|Pink Plume Celery|
The first varieties to produce were Roc d'Or and Red Swan.
Then Royalty Purple Pod, Rolande Filet, and Slenderette joined in. There's only a few of the Slenderette beans coming from the single plant that germinated and survived.
Rolande Filet, Roc d'Or, Slenderette, Royalty Purple Pod,
I keep finding an occasional bolting onion like this Rossa Savonese which was very nice in spite of the tough central stalk. I used this in a stir fry done in a basket on the BBQ along with some zucchini and beans.
|Tropea Rossa Tonda and Rossa Piatta d'Italia Onions|
The cute little Mouse Melons are barely starting to produce, just a few and I'm not sure if I'm sharing with critters or not. I would love to get a lot more of these, they are crunchy and taste like lemony cucumbers. They would be a great addition to a salad or just for munching raw.
|Ripe Coriander Seeds|
Here's the detail of the harvests for the past week:
Red Swan beans - 6.6 oz.
Roc d'Or beans - 10.2 oz.
Rolande Filet beans - 5.2 oz.
Royalty Purple Pod beans - 6.1 oz.
Slenderette beans - 2.2 oz.
Batavia broccoli - 5.9 oz.
Apollo brokali - 2.1 oz.
Capers - 1.2 lb.
Nelson carrots - 12 oz.
Purple Sun carrots - 8.9 oz.
Pusa Rudhira Red carrots - 1.1 oz.
Rotild carrots - 1.6 lb.
Pink Plume celery - 15 oz.
Mouse Melon cucumbers - .3 oz.
Manoa Crisphead lettuce - 7.9 oz.
Ruby Gem Romaine lettuce - 11 oz.
Rossa Piatta d'Italia onion - 15.6 oz.
Rossa Savonese onion - 9.5 oz.
Tropea Rossa Tonda onion - 1.4 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 1.3 lb.
Total harvests for the week - 13.5 pounds (6.1 kg.)
2016 YTD - 342 pounds (154.7 kg.)
Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave on his blog Our Happy Acres, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.