There were a few exciting harvests this week, two of which I’m particularly happy about. It was actually a bit difficult to decide which of them was to get first billing, but I figured that this honour would go to the prettiest harvest – chamomile:
|1st Chamomile Harvest|
Can you believe that this is only 10 little plants that looked like this 6 weeks ago?
|Chamomile Seedlings at the end of May|
|Bursting with Blooms|
The other exciting, first ever harvest this past week - fava beans (broad beans):
|Extra Precoce Violetto Favas|
The next first this week (told you there were a lot!) were cucumbers. These were the first two specimens that came from the still small plants (they are not even 12" tall yet!).
|Corentine (left); Garden Sweet (right)|
The shallots were looking a bit worse for wear – all of the stems had flopped over & I was actually concerned that they had some sort of issue. But when we harvested them, they looked really good.
Even though bolted onions are not supposed to keep well, I’m still going to try to cure them as potato onions are supposed to be really good keepers, so you never know. I’ll do a post about the onion/garlic/shallot beds soon with more details.
|Potato Onions on Curing Rack|
And now for the repeat harvests. The last of the Sabre shelling peas were picked:
|Sabre Shelling Peas|
There were a couple of small Aspabroc side shoots:
|Last of the spinach &|
a handful of sugar snaps
|Mizuna & White Vienna Kohlrabi|
My harvest totals this week were:
Fava Beans (shelled) – 208 grams (0.46 lbs)
Broccoli – 40 grams (0.09 lbs)
Chinese Greens – 338 grams (0.75 lbs)
Cucumbers – 136 grams (0.30 lbs)
Kohlrabi – 158 grams (0.35 lbs)
Snap Peas – 1,882 grams (4.15 lbs)
Shelling Peas (shelled) – 136 grams (0.30 lbs)
Spinach – 336 grams (0.74 lbs)
Strawberries – 264 grams (0.58 lbs)
Chamomile – 52 grams (0.11 lbs)
Total for Week – 3,550 grams (7.83 lbs)
Total to Date – 26.31 kg (58 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, our host for Harvest Mondays.
Till next time…