They look like radishes, but they are Chioggia beets! These are some I started indoors and transplanted into the garden. I do think it was worth the trouble to start them indoors, as they were not only much earlier, but very delicious!
We ate both the greens and the roots, so they added 21.6 ounces to the week's total. The greens were sauteed with bacon and onion. The beet roots were peeled, quartered, tossed with a bit of olive oil, and roasted with store bought baby carrots. I do believe they were the sweetest beets I've ever eaten. I really wanted to wrestle Mr. Granny out of his half, but I didn't.
The 1.2 ounces of herbs included some young celery stalks and leaves, with two sprigs of parsley. These were added to a chicken carcass to make broth for soup.
The first harvest of rhubarb.
17.7 ounces, cut up, gave me exactly four cups of rhubarb. Just what I needed for a pie. I must say, it was the best rhubarb pie I have ever tasted, but I'm saving that for Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard post. Recipe will be included.
The radishes really aren't as large as the beets. They're in a very small bowl.
My largest basket was filled with lettuce, a smaller basket with spinach.
I wish you could see the varied and beautiful leaves of probably 20 varieties of lettuce. I have Ed, of Tales From the Mountainside, to thank for sharing his many lettuce varieties with me. This is just the beginning, there are many, many more varieties yet to be planted!
The spinach is producing well, considering the small amount I planted. I don't know why I underestimated how much we would use, but I could easily have used ten times as much. Not that I didn't try, but when an entire 12 foot row of seedlings just up and disappears, it's beyond my control.
More radishes. It won't be long now until the radish harvests will end for the summer. They have been very good this year, just ask the ants that have been feeding on them :-(
This is a sight I love.....the crisper filled with three big bags of fabulously fresh salad fixings.
Harvest for the week of 5/7 through 5/13
Lettuce 17.1 oz.
Radishes 9.3 oz.
Tomatoes 0.7 oz.
Spinach 12 oz.
Beets 21.6 oz.
Rhubarb 17.7 oz.
Herbs 1.2 oz.
Total for week: 79.6 oz (4.98 lb.)
Total for year: 163.5 oz (10.22 lb.)
Daphne's Dandelions is the host for Harvest Monday, where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. Please visit her blog and leave a link, so we can enjoy your harvest photos!