Harvest Monday (23 April 2012)
Talk about a bumper crop!
Check this out. The biggest harvest yet.
Five ounces of greens! Ruby chard and leaf lettuce, both green and red. (The leaf lettuce is at the bottom of the bowl, hiding.)
We also found the critter that was munching.
<glares at critter>
This is the first time that I harvested more greens than we would eat and also harvested on a day when we weren’t going to have a salad, anyway, so–
My very own home-grown, organic bag-o-salad nestled in with the other veg in the keeper! It became the basis of a salad for five yesterday, with homemade moussaka and greek green beans with tomatoes. Yum! In order to make those beans I also harvested a couple of ounces of mint and 4 ounces of parsley. And later, for the salad, unweighed bits of dill, scallions, oregano, basil, and whatever else looked interesting as I zipped through the fields (ahem).
But! That’s not all. We also harvested our crop of snowpeas! I ate one before I remembered to take a picture. Ooops. We started our garden too late for snowpeas. Next year…
And finally, may I have my drumroll and fanfare, please? Our first squash! (Hide the children and Miss Max’s eyes. Q-tips were involved.) And I forgot to weigh! Will work it out next time I have two similar squashes to weigh. [ETA: I'm calling these at 6 oz; 3 oz ea.]
And that’s it! That’s our Harvest Monday!
This is a picture of a tiny pepper I showed you last week. I don’t have a new pic, but this bitty pepper is turning purple. I don’t know if that means its growth is stunted and we have a mini-pepper to pick, or if they continue growing. Somehow I thought the peppers grew green and then as they ripened changed colors.