Monday, April 23, 2012

Harvest Monday

This week we harvested komatsuna (Chinese mustard greens), Viroflay Giant and Giant Winter spinach and asparagus. We wrote our weight totals down, but haven't tallied them yet. I'm guessing the komatsuna and asparagus were around 8 ounces each, and the spinach was probably close to 2 pounds.

18 or 20 oz of Viroflay spinach from cold frame #3

Stop by Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday. With garden harvests picking up a little pace now, there's plenty to see and share!

28 comments:

  1. That's a lot of spinach! I'll have to plant some for winter and see if it grows better than the spring one, which is very tiny. And might try giant variety too :)

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    1. Dave sent us these giant seeds. They have done well for us.

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  2. We are both having a good spinach season so far!

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    1. Hey, great gardeners grow alike!

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  3. Oh to have fresh asparagus. In 2 years if all goes well this year. Putting in 50 roots.

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    1. Excellent! We found Soilman's video tutorial on planting asparagus to be very helpful.

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  4. Great spinach harvest, mine are still at the micro green stage.

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  5. Most of our lettuce is just past the micro green stage. It's just about time to start thinning it out.

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  6. wow that is a lot of spinach & mustard! Very yummy looking too. Getting way to hot here; took my spinach out a week or two back, now onto planting amaranth and chard.

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    1. I didn't know chard could endure the heat. We have some growing too. We'll have to see how long it can last this summer.

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  7. A lovely pile of nutrients you have there.

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  8. Now popeye would be envious!!
    Great harvest, are you freezing any?

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    1. Everyone enjoys it so much. We'd need to grow twice this amount to freeze any.

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  9. That spinach looks great. I'm going to have to start picking some komatsuna too. Soon it will get way too big.

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  10. I look forward to seeing your harvest of it.

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  11. Spinach is one of my most favorite greens. My spinach has been slow to get going this year but should be coming on for harvest in the not too distant future now. Your pile is quite impressive! Those are definitely big leaved spinach varieties.

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    1. They are big leaves, sort of velvety too, very tasty. We love spinach too. I hope you have a great harvest this year.

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  12. Fantastic haul! I definitely didn't overwinter enough spinach! Not sure what I was thinking...

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    1. We didn't overwinter a thing. We direct sowed this early in March. We'll try overwintering this year. I hope!

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  13. Nice harvest, Jody! Still waiting for things to pick up here in Vermont.

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    1. Thanks Thomas. I'm waiting anxiously to see how your garden grows.

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  14. That's one nice pile of spinach! Enjoy. I just made creamed spinach... not the healthiest thing to do with spinach, but oh so yummy!

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    1. Hey, at least you still get the spinach's nutrients!

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    1. Sure is! We're eating spinach every day!

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