Looking at an overview of the whole garden, I can see both how parts of the garden are filling out and how parts are getting thin -- just a reminder of the rhythm that runs my days. There's plenty of stuff to be gathering, although I did find out why I have so little lettuce -- the sparrows are gathering every evening, apparently, to gnaw at my leaves. Short of sitting out there and shouting and waving my arms, I think I'm going to just have to start some new seeds and get them big before I put them out.
This week's harvest was a mix of old and new. Half a pound of Red Ursa kale, along with one of the Danvers half-longs.
A veritable boquet of color -- Nantes half longs, Atomic Red, Lunar White, and some Danvers half-longs.
Tiny Tom Thumb heads, just enough for a single serving. The rain has made the lettuce, chard, and spinach pretty filthy with splashed sand all in the leaves. I have to wash very carefully.
While this looks like a respectable amount of broccoli, it's from many plants. The heads are maxing out at 3-4", and I thought the Romanesco ones would be all pointy-swirly. Instead, they're just broccoli. Good broccoli, but still. . . it's not worth it, for the size it takes up. Some day, I'll get big lovely heads. I just have to work on soil fertility. The Calabrese variety plants are enormous, although the heads are wee. Some other year.
So that's it. If you want to see other folks' harvests for the week, go to Daphne's Dandelions where they're listed.
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