At last!! After weeks of waiting the garden has finally broken loose and started producing more than just greens! Along with the 4 types of lettuce the garden added 6 new crops this week! So what were they?
On Wednesday we picked the first of the Oregon Giant Snow Peas, a few Easter Egg radishes, the first big picking of Strawberries and 1/4 pound of Vates Kale (not pictured).
Thursday we got another picking of Snow Peas and the first 4 small heads of Pac Man broccoli. Next spring I’m going to switch to a different variety of broccoli. I’ve been growing Pac Man for 4 years now and about the only thing I like about it is that it’s ready in just 55 days. I’m just not happy with the size of the heads or the quality really. I’d love suggestions from my readers on a good variety that produces a nice large head.
Saturday brought us a very large picking of Snow peas, more strawberries & radishes and the first of the shelling peas (Little Marvel).
And of course we picked a lot of lettuce this week. We are going to have to give up on all the regular spring planted lettuces. This picking on Saturday was really starting to get bitter and most of the plants are starting to bolt in the heat. Our lettuce for a few weeks will be limited to the few heads of summer crisp we have left. There are a lot more coming but they will be several weeks before they are ready.
This weekend brought some nice cool weather but no rain. I spent some time in the evening on Saturday getting my fall seedling started. Remember last week I talked about it being time to get your fall seedlings started. I planted a full flat of Cole’s. 24 broccoli, 8 cabbage, 8 kale, 4 kohlrabi, & 4 Brussels sprouts. They will be ready to go out in the garden on August 1st.
Here’s this weeks totals:
Snow Peas – 1.83 lbs
Shell Peas – .25 lbs
Radishes – .50 lbs
Kale – .25 lbs
Strawberries – 1.50 lbs
Broccoli – .75 lbs
Lettuce – .75 lbs
Total – 5.83 lbs
That brings our annual total to 57 Pounds!! Potatoes on the way next week!!
We will be joining several blog hops this week including the Tuesday Garden Party at an Oregon Cottage, Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes, The Homestead Barn Hop at The Prairie Homestead and of course the Monday Harvest Report at Daphne’s Dandelions!