Here's another Harvest Monday update from Eight Gate Farm. With a big push this week, the gardens are almost completely planted. All the peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, zucchini, winter squash, and melons were set out. Oh, and two types of basil (Thai and Genovese). I am still planning to put in another crop of sweet corn in mid-June, but that's all that remains.
For harvests, a white-stemmed variety of bok choi, called Asian Delight, was taken. These went right away into a really nice beef stir-fry.
|Asian Delight bok choi|
The Kitchen Goddess picked chive flowers and a few sprigs of tarragon to make flavored vinegar. For some reason we were out of white vinegar, so she used apple cider vinegar.
|Chive flowers and tarragon|
For continuing harvests, we cut more spinach.
And more radishes.
And thus, more salads!
In non-harvest tidbits, the garlic is looking really strong this year, and I have high hopes.
Last year I bought two mini-greenhouses at a "big lots" (i.e. overstock) store. I paid something like $23 each. I was amused to see the same unit in a catalog for Territorial Seed Company for ~$120! These have been the perfect solution to hardening off transplants--no more dragging the trays outdoors and indoors. Just zip the front flaps, and the plants are protected from cold temperatures (within reason of course). Roll them up when it's warm. I've located them just outside the sunroom, where I start all my seeds. Pro tip: make sure to tie them down so they won't blow over, as they are very light.
That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and thanks once again to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday.
What a great (and cheap) mini-greenhouse solution. Good for you in overwintering spinach. Such a treat. Wish you well as you've transplanted/planted your summer crops. Last frost date about now?ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mystery Person. Our last frost was about 3 weeks ago.Delete
You are ahead of me on planting! I'm still getting my peppers in the ground. I'm a fan of Big Lots too. I've got planters from there that were quite a good deal. I'm sure you will put the mini-greenhouse to good use.ReplyDelete
Even though the nights are still cool, in the low to mid 50s, there just reaches a point where you can't wait any longer.Delete