On Saturday I managed to find a window between the rain showers to harvest some salad greens. As I lifted the row cover from the first bed, I discovered that the Wasabi" arugula had bolted. It wasn't a complete shock, thanks to a warning I received last week from Dave at Our Happy Acres telling me arugula was quick to bolt when temperatures rose.
It was a little frustrating though, since I hadn't even harvested any yet. So I took some small scissors and cut what I could away from the bloom stocks. I couldn't resist popping two small leaves in my mouth to see if this really, truly did taste like wasabi. The answer quickly came as my mouth caught fire, my nose begin to tingle, and I started coughing. It tastes exactly like wasabi! My sister, the heat lover of the family agreed. She did comment though, once she mixed it with other greens and poured dressing on the salad, she could no longer taste the wasabi flavor or feel any heat. What a fun variety to experiment with. Thanks Territorial Seed!
The greens have really started to come on this week. Just two weeks ago it was difficult to pick enough for 3 small dinner salads. Today I could pick that amount from any one of the three raised beds.
- "Heirloom Cutting Mix" Lettuce - 1.7 oz
- "Charger" Spinach - 1.7 oz
- "Sweet Greens and Reds" Lettuce - 2.0 oz
- "Catalina" Spinach - 2.3 oz
- "Wasabi" Arugula - .2 oz
- "Renee's Baby Leaf Blend" Lettuce - 1.7 oz
- "Mild Mustard Mix" - 1.0 oz
- Total Harvest - 10.6 oz.