Monday, April 18, 2016

Second Harvest of the Year


"Speckled Troutback" Lettuce

Another beautiful Sunday, with the high hitting 80 degrees. It sure doesn't feel like April in Oregon! I finally had time in the late afternoon to head to the Kitchen Garden and harvest another round of salad greens.


When I lifted the remay cover off of the first bed, I was surprised to see some bloom stalks in the mustard. This is my first year growing mustard, so I am learning as I go. Perhaps it is very sensitive to heat, and these warms days that we have had in the last week has inspired it to bolt?


Next door, the "Wasabi" arugula is making a valiant fight against the "Catalina" spinach. The will to survive is stronger than the gardener's planting mishaps! I just might be able to harvest some arugula after all. So here is the summery of this weeks harvest:
  • "Heirloom Cutting Mix" lettuce - 1.2 oz
  • "Sweet Greens and Reds" lettuce - 1.2 oz
  • "Catalina" spinach - 1.4 oz
  • "Renee's Baby Leaf Blend" lettuce - 1.0 oz
  • "Mild Mustard Mix" - 1.1 oz
  • Total harvest - 5.9 oz

"Renee's Baby Leaf Blend" lettuce

3 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful harvest :)

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

Lovely greens! The Speckled Troutback is one of my favorites. I don't know if it's the heat or the longer days, but some of my greens are bolting too, including the arugula.

Barb said...

Looks like a very tasty salad is coming your way!