Starting as usual with "first" harvests of the year, we have turnips:
This variety is called "White Egg." It seems to grow very well for us, and not only produces tasty roots but also an abundance of delicious greens, as you can see. I also planted "Purple Top White Globe," and after two years of trying I don't feel like planting it again. It grows much slower and weaker than White Egg, so why bother?
Next up are snap peas:
I tried "Super Sugar Snap" for the first time this year, and so far I like it better than conventional Sugar Snap. It produces earlier, with equally tasty pods, and is not supposed to get as tall as Sugar Snap. I've had problems with Sugar Snap vines overtopping the 6-foot trellis, and without support, they tend to bend and break. Also, Sugar Snap has always had a consistency problem; a large proportion aren't true to type. So let's see if Super Sugar Snap makes the cut.
For continuing harvests, strawberries are blessing us with an abundance.
We are literally giving them away now, freezing many pounds, and eating them with practically every meal. Case in point, yesterday's breakfast of French Toast with our own maple syrup:
I'll tell you, after a breakfast like this you don't feel like rushing out and working in the garden!
Salad greens are still going strong:
We took the last Ching Chiang, and some more garlic scapes.
Those ingredients and more, including our own mint and basil, went into Vietnamese Spring Rolls by The Kitchen Goddess:
Finally, a weird-perspective picture of a particularly notable berry:
|Big strawberry, small cat.