Monday, May 23, 2022

Harvest Monday - 23 May 2022

Hello again from Eight Gate Farm in southern New Hampshire, USA! We finally have some harvests to report, so I'll jump right into them.

First up is arugula (rocket, roquette etc.) I planted a short row in the lettuce patch back on April 11, and while not quite as speedy as I hoped, we still got a nice amount in the first picking.


I planted a few rows of spinach toward the end of the season last year, but they germinated poorly. I never pulled what did come up, and didn't protect it at all over the winter. So it was nice to get some now. I guess whatever snow cover we had was sufficient. I've thus learned spinach is very hardy even in our severe climate.

Overwintered spinach

I mistakenly planted twice the amount of radishes than I planned for. We pulled the first ones this week. On the small side, but good.


So with all the above we greatly enjoyed our first home-grown salad of the season! We really like how the spicy arugula compliments the mild flavor of the spinach.

Another welcome crop was the first picking of Asian greens. These were transplanted on May 1. This year I covered them from the moment they went in the ground, and while flea beetle damage is not absent, it's a lot less than previously. The Kitchen Goddess made a delicious egg-drop soup with them.

'Brisk Green' bok choi

The asparagus is not producing as much as in the past, and I'm thinking of relocating the beds next year. Too much encroachment from the raspberries may be partly at fault. At any rate, we've been picking quantities like this every 3 days or so starting a few weeks ago. 


That's it for this week. Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Dave at for continuing to host Harvest Monday.

1 comment:

  1. I'm like you - I like spicy greens mixed with milder ones. Good news about the lack of flea beetles. Aphids have found all my Asian greens and they are covered!