Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This Week's Harvest
I can't believe it's been almost a week since I've posted anything. Truth be told, I was sick as a dog for the past few days and could do nothing but watch the grass grow. One of the things I dislike about traveling is that you become exposed to new germs and bugs from other parts of the country the moment you step onto the plane. It's times like these that make me extra paranoid about touching ANYTHING in the "public" space, which may prove rather difficult when you have to utilize public transportation every day.
Anyway, the garden is really starting to produce an abundant amount of greens. Our fridge is now stocked with kale, bok choy, tatsoi and spinach. The conditions have been ideal for growing Asian greens and we now have enough to eat for a least the next few weeks and hopefully until the snow peas come in.
I'm starting to harvest my lettuces as well. I have to remember to sow my heat tolerant varieties this week.
Finally, I picked a huge bowl of spinach the other day. This will provide for several meals at least. We've been lucky that the slugs and field mice have caused little to no damage to our spring greens this spring. Still no signs of the little green worms (knock on wood).
I'm growing a variety of spinach called "Regiment". The leaves are fairly large, semi-smooth and have a good flavor. As an added bonus, this variety is extremely hardy and rather quick to mature. I would highly recommend it.