Monday, 18 July 2016
Harvest Monday: July 18, 2016
A few new harvests this week, with one of my favourites being the new potatoes. These are Linzer potatoes and were served, as I always do with my first potatoes of the year, with butter and truffled oil. I would not normally harvest potatoes quite this early but a few of the plants have died off - not sure the reason but I will harvest a few more plants in the coming weeks then leave the remainder for at least another month or so.
Along with the small amount of potatoes was another accidental onion harvest plus what is likely the last of the Bon Vivant salad mix. The plants were just trimmed as I always do but I think I'll pull them out and reseed for a fall lettuce harvest soon.
The other new harvest this week is Tiara cabbage. The outer leaves were pretty damaged by worm holes so I cut them open just to make sure they were OK inside ... looking good!
I've pulled up the only two cabbage that I managed to grow leaving room in the bed for the broccoli plants to get a bit more space. I've only had the one broccoli spear so far which was included in last weeks Harvest Monday. It was tossed with olive oil and baked along with a red pepper and some garlic scapes and eaten with bread and goat cheese.
I can't believe I've never eaten garlic scapes that way ... they were delicious and a bit crispy!
Pop on over to Our Happy Acres to see what other gardeners are doing this week as part of the Harvest Monday collection!