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?
Great post! What are the other two vegetables? I’d love to try broadening the very limited palate of our own little locavores. : )
Your harvest looks yummy. We’re kind of between harvests right now, but I did get a large handful of Blue Lake bush beans last night, which we enjoyed with dinner!
Andrea Bellamy says
Kevin – she also eats peas and broccoli. :)
Joseph – I’m growing Blue Lake for the first time this year. Glad to hear they performed for you!
Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings says
Andrea, mine bolted last week too. I do have some black seeded simpson left,but it will turn bitter soon. This is good what you’re showing. I’m doing a weekly letter on Mondays about the veggie garden too. Cheers.~~Dee
It is all about greens right now isn’t it? I’ve got to get out today and picks some lettuce for lunch.
I’m harvesting arugula and spinach too. My bok choy looks like it might be ready, but I’m not completely sure. They are now the size of baby bok choy, but the seed package didn’t call them “baby”, just “bok choy”!
Lettuce lettuce lettuce, green onions, arugula, pea shoots, radishes….and soon strawberries (some are turning red!) and peas.
My Arugula bolted also! During the hot days, in between torrential rains and cloudy days, in april. Im still eating it though! The actualSEED pods are great! Im getting small baby lettuce sized leaves up the stem that taste very good with no sign of woodyness or excessive bitterness associated with bolting. My cilantro is going slow but this is porbably just due to the overcompeeting arugula shading it
Lettuce and multiplier onions are ready to eat, but nothing else yet. We’ve had a cold spring. I’m using lots of fresh parsley, thyme, oregano and chives, though.