This is how desperate I am to show something I've harvested - a handful of wild strawberries. Ha! Wild strawberries grow everywhere in my yard. And I mean everywhere. I cannot be bothered to harvest any due to the effort involved. The biggest one shown above is still smaller than my smallest fingernail. And I can't eat the ones that grow throughout my lawn as I don't like the idea of the contamination of gas from the mower.
But what the heck - I was hanging about the greenhouse yesterday and noticed many plants surrounding the edges of the greenhouse and thought I'd grab a few. Amazing flavour, by the way, but still not quite worth it for me. Besides, if I leave the wild strawberries to the bunny living in my yard, he/she might just keep away from the goodies in my garden.
|Not a great pic, but shows how big it is!|
And I'm happy to say that garlic scapes are now available. I've harvested less than half (shown below) and will leave the rest for a week or so as they were a bit smaller.
And I'm not entirely sure how to deal with the Egyptian walking onions. They seemed to be leaning in the wrong direction with the new clusters (the flowers??). So I pulled a few to clean them up and pushed them towards the area I wanted the new growth to go - will see how it goes. In the meantime, I think I just use them as I would spring onions and the bulbs to be treated like regular onions, just a bit smaller? Looking for advice here.
Overall, the spring has been a bit difficult here with lots of rain and not much sunshine. I have not had any greens at all yet, despite several seedings, but expect some pretty soon. As always, I look forward to seeing what other gardeners are doing around the world by checking in at Harvest Monday hosted by Our Happy Acres.