Monday, June 13, 2011
The harvesting and varieties of harvests are definitely picking up around here. I pulled the rest of the gigantic Baby Choi. There were 14 plants total. Five were given to family and friends, some was frozen and the rest is being used in some great Asian dishes prepared by "The Italian".
Baby Choi - 89 oz. harvested this week
I planted three varieties of cauliflower this spring at the plots. The first variety to form heads is the "Silver Cup".
The first head of "Silver Cup" was very small and flowering immediately with pink and green flowers. "The Italian" used it in a stir fry.
I'm still harvesting scapes from the garlic here at the house. I made some "Scape Pesto Base" and froze it for use over the winter. I made it with just the scapes and oil olive. That way we could add pine nuts, cheese or what ever we felt like when we use it.
The strawberries are producing at a steady pace. We have been eating them every day. I made an Angel Food Cake this week. We just add some fresh strawberries on top and a little vanilla ice cream on the side to make a wonderful dessert! I really don't think that I will have any strawberries to freeze this year since it is the first year for the plants.
The "Little Marvel" shelling peas are just starting to be harvested. We had one serving of them so far this past week. The beautiful Spring Blush Snap Peas are slowing down a bit. I have managed to freeze a couple of portions. I think that I am going to plant them again in the fall. They are just so darn good! I also started to harvest some Snow Peas here at the house and at the plots.
Saturday I looked at the lettuce and realized that some had to be harvested immediately. I ended up with two pounds consisting of eight different varieties! Of course I gave some to my neighbor and he brought me over a bottle of wine! I wonder how much wine I will get for some wonderful tomatoes????
Harvest total for the week - 11.875 lbs.
Baby Choi - 5.5625 lbs.
Cauliflower - 8 oz.
Lettuce - 2.0625 lbs.
Shelling Peas - 10 oz.
Snow Peas - 4 oz.
Spring Blush Snap Peas - 11 oz.
Spring Onions - 4 oz.
Scapes - 5 oz.
Strawberries - 1.625 lbs.
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