Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Harvest Monday

The garden has been more productive so far this year than any other. This is a very special May edition harvest Monday. We got our first Sungold cherry tomato today. That, and all of the other tomato plants have good sized regular tomatoes. We will keep our fingers crossed that the great squirrel incident of 2011 is behind us.

We have been in lettuce and spinach for about the last month. I would guess a couple more weeks is all we can squeeze out, especially since it is getting hotter. Again this year I can't say enough good things about Baker Creek's Rocky Top lettuce mix. It grows early to late and produces lots and lots of lettuce. Their spinach also produces over a pretty long season. Ours is going to seed and is still producing good tasting leaves. This year I also tried an old french romaine. Since we don't have lots of sun it doesn't produce heads but we pick when the leaves get large. The flavor is so much different than the grocery store types. 

The basil and Italian parsley are really taking off in the heat. 

We have been eating peas for the last couple weeks. They are coming to a close. I bet there is one more big harvest before I turn that bed under for the peppers. And drumroooooool!

Plant at Christmas, harvest scrapes at Memorial Day, and harvest at Fourth of July. Over the last week or so I have been able to harvest a couple pounds (we have a lot of garlic planted) of garlic scrapes. Last week I made a fantastic green garlic pesto with them. We have enough for one more big batch. If only for this reason, planting lots of garlic is well worth it. 


Julie said...

Congrats on your first tomato!! Hopefully the squirrels will stay far, far away from your tomatoes.

Bee Girl said...

Congrats on your first tomato of the year! Everything looks great :-) Happy harvesting!

Mary Hysong said...

lovely harvest! I'm going to have to remember to plant loads of garlic this fall. Got my first tomatoes this week too!

Susana Reyes said...

Great harvest. We have the similar tomatoes. :)