Monday, 18 May 2015
Harvest Monday: May 18, 2015
Tsoi Sim: the first time I have ever grown anything that I have no experience with. I have never eaten it before or even seen it in a grocery store. So I don't really know how to harvest it. I've read about it, but it's not the same thing as having actually done it. I know what a beet is supposed to look like or a bunch of parsley ... but when you have never seen a vegetable before, how do you determine when it is ready to be harvested? Based on what I have read, I think I let it go a bit too long (should have harvested before the flowers got so advanced). I also don't think it is as healthy as it should be - seems to me that there should be more leaves than stalk. If anyone has some advice, it would be appreciated!
Luckily, I've had other harvests this week that I am more familiar with including a bit of kale (mostly just thinning out the plants) and my first batch of the Easter Egg radishes.
I've also harvested 4 more asparagus spears. I'm a bit disappointed that I'm not getting more asparagus but I realize it's only year 3 and it can take a long time to establish. If I don't start getting more out of the patch next year, I'll consider adding more crowns just so that I have a steadier supply ... it's not easy to make a meal of it when you only get 3-4 spears every few days!
I'm looking forward to seeing what other gardeners have going on in their neck of the woods - pop over to Daphne's Dandelions to see who is doing what on this Harvest Monday!