Monday, June 28, 2010

Harvest Monday - June 28th 2010

We harvested more greens and some herbs this week. Earlier in the week I pulled all of our poorly preforming spinach as well as some of the 2nd planting of mesclun greens. 1.5 oz ounces of mesclun and 1.1 oz of spinach. Sadly that was all the spinach we were able to grow. I think a combination of poor weeding and inexperience did us in. Next crop of spinach will be better!

On Saturday we harvested cilantro, parsley, and a salad's worth of romaine, which is doing great. We should be able to pull some more romaine in the next week and a half before the plants are dug up completely. 1 oz of cilantro (just starting to flower) .35 oz of parsley and 4.25 ounces of romaine. Here are the herbs and the romaine taking an ice bath to get the dirt off:
For the week:
1.1 oz spinach, 1.5 oz mesclun, 4.25 oz romaine, .35 oz parsley, and 1 oz cilantro.
Weekly total: 8.2 oz/232.46 g
This weeks pushes me over the 1lb harvest total. Not a major milestone, but it's nice to know that I haven't flat out killed anything yet.
Total for the season:
1.175 lbs/18.8 oz/ 532.97 g
The harvest total for the season on the sidebar has been updated.
As has the tomato watch (23 tomatoes have set fruit as of Saturday!)

If you want to see what others are harvesting or share in your own bounty, stop by Daphne's Dandelions the home of Harvest Monday.


Emily said...

Nice harvest. Congrats on crossing the one pound mark.

Robin said...

Hey a milestone is a milestone...nice harvest :) Your cilatro looks good. I had to re-plant mine. It bolted and flowered almost immediately. I think it needs to be a shady area to do well.

Allison at Novice Life said...

Nice harvest! 1 pound is better than no harvest at all :)

Martha said...

Great looking goodies. Isn't this fun? I just love bring food into my house from the garden, and I like your idea of an ice bath. I'm going to try that.

Don't bother checking my site. I've no harvest this week, but next week might bring my first tomato. Yippee!

Annie's Granny said...

Isn't is lovely to taste your very own herbs and greens? Somehow they are so much better when you grow them yourself. Well done.

villager said...

Congratulations on your harvest! I do think spinach is a challenge to grow. It does better for us in fall and winter.

Ottawa Gardener said...

OOooo tomatoes on the grow. The herbs and greens look nice too.

thyme2garden said...

Hi Fred -

I like it that you weigh each herb harvest even if it's in the sub-1 oz range. I do the same thing!! :) There wasn't an option to "follow" your blog at the top of your page. What am I doing wrong?

thyme2garden said...

Oops, nevermind, it's working now. I just wasn't signed in properly. Be warned, I'm following you and your new garden now!

debiclegg said...

Enjoyed reading about your harvest!

meemsnyc said...

We haven't had any luck with spinach at all! Your cilantro looks awesome. Ours died with this heat we are having.

Dirt Lover said...

Oh, cilantro! I'm having a real hard time growing that here. I think it might be too hot. My first time was last year, and it bolted right away. Tried it again this year, and it did the same. Might try it in a shady spot next. We'll see....

Daphne said...

I haven't been picking my parsley yet. I ought to get to that. Most of my cilantro was in my old garden and I keep forgetting to harvest it when I'm there. Usually I run out to harvest. Now it is bolting. I did plant some at the new house, but it is so tiny right now. So I haven't gotten any yet this year.

Fred said...

Thanks to everyone for all of the encouragement and comments!
Robin - I planted the cilantro to close to a borage plant when they were both rather small. The borage ended up shading out much of the cilantro but it grew and grew.
Martha - The ice bath idea was my girlfriends. It's a great way to rinse larger lettuce's without the threat of wilting.
Granny - I've enjoyed every salad i've managed to harvest. As usual thank you for the encouragement!
Villager - Spinach was one of the first things we planted. In retrospect I realize that we did not do a good job weeding before we planted it which is why it wasn't to succesful. With experience comes knowledge and the next batch should do better.
Thyme2garden - I'll be following along with you as well!