Friday, May 6, 2011

The Garden is on a Roll- Harvest Update

It's taken 3 growing seasons, but I think I'm really hitting my garden stride.  What used to seem so difficult is now easy-peasy and...dare I say it...I'm having trouble keeping up with the harvests!  (It does definitely help that this has been a glorious spring.)

Since my last harvest update post, I've picked the rest of the arugula (over 3 lbs), all of the kale (over 1.5 lbs), some more mustard greens (12 oz) and just 4 kohlrabi (2 lb 2 oz)!  My total for the season is

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13.94 lbs!!! 

If I didn't have a food scale, I'm not sure I'd believe it, but it's true!  In the whole of last year I only harvested 26 lbs to put in perspective how monumental this is for me and my little patch of dirt. But, as I said before, as exciting as getting these big-for-me harvests are, the lingering question is: How can we possibly eat this many greens?  I'm getting over greens & I haven't harvested *any* lettuce yet, btw.  Yikes, right?

Worse case, we'll blanch & freeze.  Or see if mustard greens pesto is any good (and freeze that). 

1 comment:

  1. Love it! We're a little behind you in the gardening arena - but just harvested some arugula!