I have not been posting harvests this spring because they don’t seem that interesting. I got one cutting of collards and bags of kale from plants that overwintered in the garden. I also got a few small cuttings from the salad bed, but now that bed is growing exuberantly with all the cool, rainy weather.
Below is a basket of chard (Orange Fantasia and Bright Lights). On the right is my first cutting of mustard greens. I pulled my first radish to see how they were doing. Turned out to be pithy and hollow but at least no maggots. I never have luck with radishes and stopped growing them because of the cabbage fly maggot. These greens became Sunday night’s supper: braised chard and stir-fry beef on mustard greens.
Sunday’s harvest of salad greens. The salad bed really likes the weather so I am getting a cutting like this every other day.
This is kale from the Beedy’s Camden kale plants that over-wintered. It is a great kale and I realize now probably my favorite. I have planted Winterbor in the past but could not find plants last year. All the garden centers had was the red russian and lacinato types which I am not interested in growing. I bought the Beedy’s Camden plants from a neighbor in town who was selling surplus seedlings. I only needed four, so I gave the other two to a neighbor in the community garden. Three of my four plants survived the winter and both of hers. We are still cutting bags of tender, juicy leaves now well into June. What a great kale, discovered by Beedy Parker growing in her garden in Camden, Maine.
This is what I harvested from my garden last week. Now head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions and see what others are harvesting.