We had numerous exciting "first harvests" this week. Hard to tell which was our favorite!
The first zucchinis were picked. This is "Yellowfin." I took several more later in the week.
A good cutting of the first chard of the season. On the left is a new variety for us, "Oriole" from Johnny's Selected Seeds. The yellow stems are really striking in the field. On the right is "Peppermint."
|Oriole and Peppermint Chard|
|Mellow Star shishito peppers|
For continuing harvests, we took several large thinnings of the salad mixes.
And several more iceberg lettuce heads. Here's one sliced open.
|White Lisbon scallions|
|Left: Avalanche, right: Super Sugar Snap|
We have a saying here in the US--"knee-high by the Fourth of July," referring of course to corn. I've never been sure why that's important, but I play along. Mine was waist-high on Independence Day, and I'm tall!
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That is a lovely head of iceberg lettuce! Heading types don't always do well for me so I am duly impressed. National Pickling - what a classic! Right up there with Straight 8 in the cucumber hall of fame.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave. We are really happy with the iceberg, and are savoring every bite.Delete
I always enjoy your updates and think of the amazing things you grow in your short season. Even iceberg lettuce!ReplyDelete