A bed of "Heirloom Cutting Mix" lettuce
Yesterday evening I harvested my first picking of salad greens. These three raised beds were seeded back on February 13th, as an experiment to see how early I could plant, and then harvest, salad greens in this mild El Nino year. Last year I planted seed on April 12th and had my first harvest May 25th. So, it took much longer for the plants to mature this year - due I am sure to cooler temperature and less daylight in February and March, but I was still able to push my first harvest date back 6 weeks. I would call this a success!
A vibrant bed of "Sweet Greens and Reds" Lettuce
My crazy bed of Catalina" spinach and ""Wasabi" arugula. Yes, this was a seeding mistake but I am rolling with it! May the toughest plants survive.
" Renee's Baby Leaf Blend" lettuce
With the Spring "heat wave" we had this past week, with high temperatures reaching 80 degrees, all of the greens really took off. Their growth in just one week was significant.
"Mild Mustard Mix"
So, I don't have a huge harvest total to report, but I am pleased with my first harvest all the same;
- "Heirloom Cutting Mix" Lettuce - .4 oz.
- "Catalina" Spinach - 1.0 oz.
- "Sweet Greens and Reds" Lettuce - .5 oz.
- "Renee's Baby Leaf Blend" Lettuce - .2 oz
- "Mild Mustard Mix" Mustard - .6 oz
- Total harvest 2.7 oz