Not a long harvest post today, as we are transitioning between the cool weather crops of Spring and the heat loving crops of Summer. Last week both the "Charger" spinach and the "Red Planet" radish plants all bolted. Amazingly, the "Heirloom Cutting Mix" lettuce keeps plugging away. As the 10 day forecast show the temperatures in the high 90's by the end of the week, I do fear the end of the lettuce is near. But I certainly can't complain. My 4' X 2' bed has blessed me with a continual supply of beautiful, mixed leaf lettuce for weeks. Saturday I cut another 7.5 oz to enjoy.
The new entry on the harvest list is the garlic scapes. I noticed a week ago that the scapes were just forming. Sunday I harvested 8 scapes, weighing 6.3 oz, and made a batch of garlic scape pesto. The simple recipe uses garlic scapes, pistachios, basil, parmigiano-reggiano cheese and olive oil. The whole kitchen smelled like garlic! I think I will use some this week and freeze the rest for later use.