Monday, June 18, 2018

Harvest Monday - June 18, 2018

Harvests continue to be fairly light, they are down overall about 50% from last year at the same time. No bulbing onions and the loss of most of the favas made a big dent in the totals this year.

The first beet was ready to harvest. It's not the prettiest beet but it was delicious. The photo doesn't convey the size of this beet which wasn't huge but it was large enough to serve the 2 of us as a small side salad.

Renee's Golden Beet
I roasted the beet, peeled an sliced it, laid the slices out on a platter and topped it with slices of charred Italian Scallions which I had harvested the same day. Then I dressed the salad with homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Very yummy. The photo of the scallions doesn't do them justice either, they were all at least the diameter of my forefinger and about 24 inches long from root to tip.
Italian Scallions

The Mizunarubasoi was starting to bolt so I cut all of it down. Most of it is blanched and frozen.


Other harvests included the last of the Royal Snow Peas that came off of the plants as I cleared them out and the last of the Queen of Crunch lettuce that was bolting.

That's it for this week. 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.


  1. I think I can see that the size of those scallions and beet is quite good in size. I really like the purple. Purple is just pretty in the garden ;)
    Sorry your totals are not as good as you would like. Maybe they will pick up soon! It has been weird weather everywhere I think. I'm sure it doesn't help fighting those rodents.

  2. I've made a mental note to try your beet treatment. My spring planting didn't do anything, so I plan to try again this fall. I'm still developing a taste for beets, but a blue cheese dressing would certainly help!

  3. The first flowers have just appeared on our peas. I can’t wait to be picking them.

  4. I'm still hesitant about the whole beet thing - I'm growing some but they seem to be taking a long time to size up. I've already harvested all of the turnips, but the beets still seem small. Hopefully I enjoy what I harvest when the day comes.

  5. Pretty beet and scallions. You've inspired me to go ahead and plant a few beets in the kale and onion beds.


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