Sunday, June 12, 2011
This Week's Harvest - Disappearing Greens
This week's harvest was a mix of odds and ends. At the moment, we're waiting for the next big thing to come along. A few weeks ago, it was the Asian greens. I'm guess pretty soon, it will be either the cucumbers or zucchini. But for now, I'm expecting our weekly harvest to remain pretty modest.
The broccoli harvest from our nine plants has been decent, but nothing extraordinary. They along with our remaining Asian greens account for most of the veggies on our present dinner plates.
I picked the first of our snow peas a few days ago. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of them in the weeks to come. Snow peas have proven to be a fairly reliable crop in our garden.
On a sweeter note, the wild strawberries are pouring in. I'm glad I planted them last year. Hopefully, I'll be saying the same thing about our Seascape strawberries this time next year.
This is just to give you a sense of how big they are. As you can see, it'll take more than a few to satisfy one's sweet tooth. However, what they lack in size, they more than make up for in flavor.
On a sad note, the last six heads of lettuce in our garden have turned bitter. It was bound to happen sooner or later but I was hoping for the latter. My plans to have a consistent supply of salad greens this summer has come to an abrupt end. I started two heat-tolerant varieties (Manoa and Anuenue) a few weeks ago but it will be a while before they're ready. I guess we'll be relying on our local farmer's market for salad greens this summer.