Mary's Veggie Garden

July 3, 2017

Harvest Monday July 3, 2017

Filed under: Cabbage,Greens,Peas,Radishes,Vegetables — marysveggiegarden @ 9:09 pm

In the early morning I forage in my home garden. Here’s the typical harvest for the second half of June.

The daily pair of Alpine daikon radishes. The greens are chopped, sautéed and scrambled into the morning eggs. If a radish is bolting, I harvest it and cook the flower stalk with the greens. The stalk is tender except for the bottom inch or so.

Snow peas for supper, a few snap peas for breakfast, and chives for the eggs. I usually eat the pink champagne currents in the garden. I harvest sugar snaps and currents again for lunch and toss them on my salad.

My community garden plot is now producing Swiss chard and Chinese cabbage.

Peppermint swiss chard. The chard harvest started about a week ago and the first leaves show holes from the hail a month ago. Chard joins radish greens in the morning eggs.

The 6.5 pound Bilko Chinese cabbage harvested today. This is what ‘full-sized’ means in the variety description.

I stir fried the three outer leaves for supper. They were tender so I chopped, blanched and froze 4 pounds, leaving the very center of the head for supper tomorrow.


Bilko Chinese Cabbage: this 3 pound head was hidden inside all those leaves.




  1. The currant and snap pea salad sounds wonderful. And that is a giant head of cabbage. We’re planning to grill some kohlrabi today, so good.

    Comment by Phuong — July 4, 2017 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  2. That is a giant head of Chinese cabbage! I am amazed how clean it looks, since the slugs and sow bugs ate holes in all my outer leaves.

    Comment by Dave @ OurHappyAcres — July 4, 2017 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

    • Dave, the Chinese cabbage has been under a floating row cover since I planted it. I had to replace the row cover after the hail storm. Without a cover the outer leaves would be perforated by feeding flea beetles, followed by cabbage worms. It was very clean and easy to work with.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — July 4, 2017 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  3. What a lovely head of cabbage. I’m still figuring out the best planting times for cabbages and Asian greens. too early or late and they bold. too late and the flea beetles demolish them

    Comment by maryhysong — July 4, 2017 @ 11:44 pm | Reply

    • Yes, spring planted Asian greens have a very narrow window. I transplanted that into the garden 4/23 under an insect barrier floating row cover to protect from flea beetles. The Chinese cabbages may bolt soon – I must keep an eye on them.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — July 5, 2017 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  4. That Chinese cabbage looks absolutely perfect! I find them hard to grow but you seem to have the knack of getting them just right!

    Comment by alittlebitofsunshine1 — July 5, 2017 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  5. I too am admiring your gorgeous head of napa cabbage. Definitely using floating row cover when I transplant my napa and broccoli.

    Comment by Norma Chang — July 7, 2017 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

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