Anyway, last week I had my first substantial harvest. It made for a yummy salad, and I've been eating salads almost every day since!
|First salad harvest (ehem, second)|
I already mentioned my first official harvest of radishes in my latest greenhouse update. Well, now I have added lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, chives and garlic chives to the harvest. A great salad mix, heck I even threw in some dandelion leaves and greens from the radishes. Yep, I'm trying as much new stuff as I can this year.
The radishes continue to produce like crazy, in fact, they are almost gone already.
Here is a big bunch of radishes that I harvested yesterday.
I think I might try to get one more crop in this spring.
I've never done a second spring crop before, how exciting!
|Spinach and lettuce bowls|
I love that they don't need much room to grow so I can tuck them anywhere.
They don't mind being a bit crowded or mixed in with other vegetables, and they do great in containers.
All the extra lettuce and spinach seedlings went into these bowl planters for a nice decorative touch.
Speaking of decorative touch, swiss chard 'Ruby Red' makes a bold statement in the vegetable garden.
|Swiss chard 'Ruby Red'|
I planted 'Ruby Red' this year to add extra color to the garden, plus I wanted to taste them.
I've never had swiss chard before.
The flavor is similar to leaf lettuce, but a bit stronger. I love it and will definitely grow it again.
That's it for the harvest pictures. Now I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my salad spinner. Funny story... When I put this on the wedding registry back when we got married, my husband (well, fiance) rolled his eyes and said "Will you really ever use that?" (this is a question we asked each other often while building our registry :-).
I was skeptical too, but decided to keep it on the list. Well, I'm glad I did because I use it constantly during harvest time. It makes cleaning and drying greens and other vegetables a snap! I highly recommend you get one if you don't have one.
Now it's your turn, what have you been harvesting?