Monday, June 1, 2015

Harvest Monday - June 1, 2015

I'm not sure what happened this past week, but the camera didn't come out very often.

This is the first harvest of Speedy arugula that I interplanted with the bush beans, along with a good sized Romanesco zucchini. I am happy that I planted the Romanesco zucchini because I didn't have a free spot to put up a trellis to support the Tromboncino squash until just recently and those plants have only just popped their first true leaves.

Speedy arugula and Romanesco zucchini
My experiment with interplanting the arugula with the beans has worked well so far, I got a nice bunch of young arugula before the beans started to seriously shade the plants. The arugula between the rows is quite shaded now, but the plants along the outside edge of the beans still get plenty of light and are producing some nice new leaves. The beans don't seem to mind the competition. I think I may repeat the experiment in the corn patch now that the corn has started to grow. Speedy is a good variety for these experiments because it really lives up to its name, I sowed the seeds on April 28 and cut the first bunch on May 27 and if I had wanted to I could have harvested even earlier.

Zucchini hogged the camera a second time. At least I didn't photograph the third one as well.

Romanesco zucchini

The only other new item in the harvest basket was the first couple of Petite Dejuener radishes, a French breakfast type.

Here's the harvests for the past week:

Speedy arugual - 9.2 oz.
Purple Peacock broccoli - 1 lb., 4.4 oz.
Spigariello Liscia broccoli - 5.9 oz.
Spring onions - 1 lb., 10.1 oz.
Helios radishes - 6.6 oz.
Petite Dejeuner radishes - 1.1 oz.
Pink Beauty radishes - 3.2 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 1 lb., 7.7 oz.

Total for the week - 6 lb., .2 oz.
2015 YTD - 322 lb., 15.2 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.


  1. I wonder if my zucchini has come up yet. Probably not. Yours look so good. You pick them very young, but they are a decent size anyway.

  2. What a brilliant idea to plant beans along with arugula! I'll have to try something like that. And congratulations on your squash!

  3. Beautiful arugula. I should give it a try once again - I did try it many years ago, but didn't really like the flavour all that much. But tastes change & there are so many different varieties to try, so you never know.

  4. Most of my interplanting is volunteers. I have cilantro and scallions all over the place. Nice to see the zucchini again. My patented Renee's magic Costata Romanesco seeds are in the ground. Not sure if they will like the 50 degree soaking we are getting now, but it was 90+ when they were planted.

  5. I predict the Romanesco will be photobombing a lot in the coming months! I love your interplanting experiment. I'm going to try putting lettuce between the sweet potato plants this year.

  6. Well, here in the UK we call aragula "rocket", so it's ALL speedy! Interplanting is a good technique for someone like me who has limited space available.

  7. Michelle, I think my whole garden is inter planted. I have six raised beds, all small, and the plants just tumble all over each other.

  8. The zucchini is so pretty, I interplanted bok choy with fava beans this year they come out good, I also have baby turnips interplanted with eggplant in a half barrel now, should be harvesting them soon, it's getting hot here.

  9. I absolutely adore arugula, and am growing astro variety this year. But our spring has been one of the hottest I recall, and it's already bolting. Argh! Yours looks great.


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