Now Harvesting: mid-May
Andrea Bellamy |

spinach harvest

I’ve decided to introduce a regular weekly feature on Heavy Petal called Now Harvesting. I hope to share with you what I’m eating out of the garden every week until winter, or until the garden is completely empty.

For my own sake, I think this will be a great way to look back on what I was harvesting at any given time, but also point out gaps in food production. That’ll give me the opportunity to adjust planting schedules for next year (yes, I have planting schedules). Gardening: it’s all trial and error, isn’t it?

This week is all about greens. The temperature spiked last week and my cool-season greens started to bolt, so we’re eating tons of arugula and spinach from the square foot garden. I still can’t get enough of arugula. I love how versatile it is – in pastas, salads, or on bruschetta. And I especially love that my two-year old likes it (bringing the Vegetables Lila Will Eat list up to three).

This week I’m also harvesting radishes, endive, and the last of the kale blossoms. What are you harvesting?

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