Harvest weights have been slightly ahead of last year, thanks to the lettuce and strawberries. Looking back, last year the harvest was more varied, and included some lovely carrots and beets. My beets are getting close, but the carrots are a long way from ready.
I picked the last of the spring spinach on Saturday, then pulled the bolting plants and replaced them with seeds of beets and cabbage, and a few lettuce transplants.
We had a huge wilted spinach salad for dinner last night, along with freshly dug potatoes and freshly shelled peas that were made into creamed peas and new potatoes....pure heaven! I also used a sweet onion in the salad, and Mr. Granny got strawberry shortcake with the latest small picking of berries. The barbecued baby back ribs weren't bad either, but not from the garden of course.
I didn't photograph all of the strawberries. I've just been getting a small bowl of them at each picking now, as I wait for their next big flush of fruit. The "sugar snap" peas, that turned out to not be sugar snaps, are being used as shelling peas. My refrigerator is filled with lettuce, and there is more ready to pick.
This week's harvest:
Lettuce: 44.5 ounces
Onions: 10 ounces
Peas: 9.4 ounces
Potatoes: 30.7 ounces
Spinach: 22.7 ounces
Strawberries: 32.4 ounces
Total this week: 149.7 ounces ( 9.35 pounds)
Total to date: 31.1 pounds
Be sure to check out Daphne's Dandelions to see what others have harvested this week!