The star if this Spring has been my "Heirloom Cutting Lettuce". It has produced and produced, while the temperatures have climbed and climbed. Finally, this last week, with triple digit highs, the plants began to bolt. I was able to take one last, large cutting and then pulled the plants.
I also had a fun surprise harvest this past week. I was cleaning out my potato grow bag. I harvested from it last year, but didn't replant any potatoes this year. I wanted to use the space in the garden for something else, so I first emptied the bag of all of its dirt. Much to my surprise, there was a small crop of potatoes growing once again. I felt bad, because I haven't watered them at all but they still persevered. There are a few that grew big enough to eat and I might save the rest to use as seed potatoes for next year.
Not bad for a completely neglected crop!
My third and final harvest of the week was the rest of my garlic scapes. As you can see in the picture below, the scapes had mostly straightened out and looked like a row of exotic birds to me. So I cut off the remaining scapes, washed them off, cut them up, and stowed them away in the freezer for later use when I have more time. So this week's total harvest consists of:
- "Heirloom Cutting Lettuce" - 10.7 oz
- "Dark Red Norland" Potatoes - 2 lbs. 4.2 oz
- "Chesnook Red" & "Russian Red" Garlic Scapes - 12.9 oz.