The escarole is heading up nicely. This one was harvested to give the others some space and was sautéed in butter and garlic for Monday night’s dinner. Time to tie up the rest to blanch the hearts.
The rest of the harvest continues to be greens, although next week I should have my first snow peas and maybe turnips. This a sampling of the lettuce I have been cutting for several weeks now: Romaine, Red Sails, Red Romaine, and Buttercrunch.
The mustard Green Wave continues to look good and is growing well. I hope it lasts another week or two without bolting. They are talking about temps in the mid 90s on Wednesday and Thursday.
The chard is also doing well, fist year I have had some success with a plant everyone else can grow easily. This is Orange Fantasia and Bright Lights. I am following advice to keep it trimmed and that does seem to be stimulating more rapid growth.
Finally, I had to remove some pac choi because they were going to bolt and were shading my cucumbers.These are Joi Choi. I got four but gave one to a neighbor. The three below weighed 3 pounds, 6 ounces, but still are no competition for Daphne.
I also lost 4 heads of broccoli which were obscured under row cover and I failed to notice the heads were ready. I’ll try to use them anyway. To see what others all over the world are harvesting from their gardens, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions