This is a journal of my small organic urban kitchen garden & large community garden plots. This blog includes home preserving, recipes & a little bit of our life. My husband calls the gardens Eden. He should know he is the cook here! We are located in eastern Pennsylvania in zone 6B.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Green Harvest Monday.....4/11/2011
It was a greens week in the harvest department. All of the harvests so far this year have come from the cold frames with the exception of some herbs. I am so grateful that we managed to get them built last fall, especially with the spring weather we have had.
Nice basket of Kale. I just love the blue/green color.
Some Rainbow Chard and Collards.
This is the first time that I have grown chard or even eaten it. None of the pretty pink or red ones were ready to pick, just the yellow and white. I'm sure that it will get much bigger....but they really looked like they needed to be cut a little. I also love the color and look of Collards. The blue/green is just so so pretty!
I also harvested some more Arugula this week. It is so wanting to bolt. I keep snipping out the buds. It may be the last week for those plants as the temperature today is supposed to get into the 80's.
Total Harvest this week: 1.375 lbs
Arugual - 3 oz. Chard - 8 oz. Collards - 7 oz. Kale - 4 oz.
Stop by Daphne's Dandelions our host of Harvest Monday to see what's going on in gardens around the globe!