Mary's Veggie Garden

June 17, 2012

Harvest Monday, June 18, 2012

Filed under: Cabbage,Gardening,Kohlrabi,Lettuce,Peas,Vegetables — marysveggiegarden @ 8:56 pm
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Week by week a lot is changing in my vegetable gardens. It’s been two weeks since I posted, and the ebb and flow of the spring crops is noticeable in that time.

These pictures were taken on 6/11 to show my upcoming harvest for 6/11-6/18.

Lettuces

The lettuces on the left, an assortment from the Pinetree Lettuce Mix have all been harvested. In two weeks, I cut 16 bunches adding up to 6.2 pounds. This week I’ll be harvesting the Cimmaron Romaine on the right. The sprouts in the center of the bed are winter squashes.

Kohlrabi: Kolibri (purple) and Kossack (green)

Kohlrabi Kolibri – 3 totaling 1.25 pounds. More to come.

Chinese Cabbage Rubicon

Chinese Cabbage Rubicon 2.63 pounds. I love the way the leaves whirl together to form the head. Flea beetles are bad this year and the outer leaves are quite damaged. The kohlrabi leaves are also very damaged.  I just cut off the damaged parts and eat the rest. I don’t consider it worthwhile to protect these two with a floating row cover.  I do have my potatoes covered and they are in perfect condition – no flea beetle damage .

Other harvests – all totals for two weeks.

Beets – first harvest .4 pounds, plus the greens from thinning – tossed into soup.

Peas – harvest from the Dwarf White Sugar snow peas tailed off about a week ago. The past week’s harvest is mostly Oregon Sugar Pod II but they are now tailing off. Total of 3.5 pounds. Harvest has just started from the Cascadia Sugar Snaps – .25 pounds. I expect the Oregon Sugar Pod to ‘rest’ for a while then re-bloom.  They are usually the last peas removed from the garden. The different varieties and my staggered planting schedule results in six weeks of harvest.

Radishes .7 pounds. I harvested the last radishes a week ago.

But there are new harvests starting: I harvested a pencil sized but very sweet Yaya Carrot, washed and ate it in the garden.

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14 Comments »

  1. Are these at the Vassar farm? That’s a lot of lettuce. Your napa is beautiful, mine is not forming yet.

    Comment by Norma Chang — June 18, 2012 @ 6:39 am | Reply

  2. The lettuces look lovely growing in the garden. I bet they were tasty.

    Comment by kitsapfg — June 18, 2012 @ 7:32 am | Reply

  3. All of your greens look wonderful! I’m fresh out as of yesterday and it was a low spring for greens this year…partially my fault for not planting more, partially the weathers fault for being so darn hot so early! Ah well 😉

    Congrats on your wonderful harvests! I’m jealous of your massive amounts of peas!

    Comment by Bee Girl (AKA Melissa) — June 18, 2012 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  4. Love eating fresh from the garden- though usually it’s the kids that end up stealing the food. I’m lucky if I even get a bite! LOL.

    Comment by Barbie — June 18, 2012 @ 8:21 am | Reply

    • When the kids get older, you’ll be begging them to come out to the garden. Mine is 19, and the only thing that motivates her is ripe Sungold tomatoes.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — June 18, 2012 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  5. your harvest sound lovely; sounds like summer is coming!

    Comment by maryhysong — June 18, 2012 @ 9:06 am | Reply

    • Summer is coming much faster than I’d like – it’s forecast to hit 95 Wednesday & Thursday.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — June 18, 2012 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

  6. Your cabbage looks great. I have some wicked flea beetles in my garden. I will have to try floating row covers in the fall.

    Comment by Adventures in Agriburbia — June 18, 2012 @ 9:33 am | Reply

  7. The weather has been so warm around our place that our lettuce has all started to bolt and get bitter. I’ll be planting some summer varieties this week but we won’t be eating those for a while. Your crop looks great, how do you eat 6 pounds of lettuce in one week! Our peas are just starting to be harvested, we picked about 12 pounds this week with more to come next week!!

    Comment by Rick — June 18, 2012 @ 11:40 am | Reply

    • Actually, it was 6 pounds in two weeks, and the answer is that the three of us eat a large lettuce salad every evening. A couple heads bolted but I didn’t count them in the harvest. The Romaine was planted a month after the mixed varieties and I’m praying it doesn’t bolt this week – the temperature is forecast for a couple days over 90 this week.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — June 18, 2012 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  8. Great harvest. I’ve never heard of a Yaya carrot, what is it like? The peas also sound wonderful, I love that you plant all sorts of varieties.

    Comment by Barbara Good — June 20, 2012 @ 4:58 am | Reply

    • Yaya is a hybrid Nantes type carrot – crisp and juicy. It’s a good early carrot, but too juicy for storage.
      I like planting an old favorite variety along with a new one and then comparing them. Sometimes I end up with a new favorite.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — June 20, 2012 @ 2:09 pm | Reply


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