Monday, May 9, 2016

Greens Harvest - Week #5


The greens in all 3 raised beds are just exploding right now. Between the warm weather and regular watering, it is hard for me to keep up with the harvest. I said our new mantra this week needs to be " eat more salads!" It is such a time of lush growth but I know also that this time is limited. By the end of the month the greens will be petering out and it will be time for some Winter Squash to take this real estate. But until then we get to enjoy our nightly, local salad. This week's harvest;
  • "Heirloom Cutting Mix" Lettuce - 4.8 oz
  • "Catalina" Spinach - 3.6 oz
  • "Sweet Greens and Reds" Lettuce -6.0 oz
  • "Charger" Spinach -4.0 oz
  • Total - 1 lb. 2.4 oz.


4 comments:

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

I know that 'eat more salads" mantra well. The salad season is fairly short here too, so we try and make the most of it while we can. Your lettuce looks especially lush and tender!

Susie said...

Ooh, it looks so fresh and tasty. I have had very little of my own lettuce so far so not a problem for me to keep up with the salad eating ... yet!

Phuong said...

Your salad beds look so gorgeous. I'll be planting winter squash this year too, it's been too many years since we've grown it.

michelle hamer said...

Your greens really are busting out of their space! They are so pretty. I guess I'm fortunate that the moderate weather here makes it possible for me to have fresh homegrown salad greens most of the year, but right now the lettuce is particularly lush. I'm trying some new varieties this year that I hope will do ok when the weather finally warms up.