Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yesterday's Garden Harvest

Our perfect 70 degree days of last week have turned into a high of 57° F currently, and as I write, we are experiencing rain and high winds from the southwest: 24 mph and gusting to 37 mph. The good news is I harvested 10.15 pounds of produce from the vegetable garden yesterday.

6.12 lbs Salad Greens * (combination Tatsoi, Mizuna, Red Russian Kale)
0.25 lb Asparagus
1.5 lbs New Red Fire Lettuce
Radishes (7)
0.75 lb Radish leaves
1.53 lbs Choy Sum

Note: * Content of Burpee's Signature Mild Mesclun Gourmet Mix that I planted in early spring has not one of the greens listed on the package, but rather the above mix of salad greens. Nearly 2 1/2 pounds of the harvest was Tatsoi, and since there is so much of it, I think I may saute a bit and delight in the error of Burpee. What is the saying? Life gives you lemons... make lemonade.

A walk about the garden shows the Marionberry blossoms doing well.

Cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli are coming along nicely.