Monday 1 June 2015
Harvest Monday: June 1, 2015
This is my submission for Daphne's Dandelions wonderful weekly review of how gardeners are working it around the globe.
It is still a slow week as I'm sure it will be for a while. But the harvests are coming in bit by bit. First are radishes. The pictures above and below are of Easter Egg variety radish from William Dam. I have a terrible problem with not thinning so I don't have much. In fact, I only grew radishes this year (after not doing so for a few years) to see if I even still liked them. Not sure I do. I really love them in my family's potato salad recipe and maybe the odd salad with radish but that's about it. Probably my last year. This week, I harvested 115 grams of radish (after removing greens). Based on some foreshadowing on Margaret's blog, I suspect she is more successful with her growing techniques (which I admittedly have none to speak of).
Early last week I decided to clean up around the garlic and pulled out this Music garlic plant where the greens were not growing properly.
After cutting out the brown parts, I cut it up and used it in this pasta dish with tomatoes and feta.
And before I get to the finale ... here are a few wild strawberries. My yard is filled with wild strawberry plants but they are usually throughout the lawn and tend to get mowed over. This one plant was found growing in the gravel driveway (but nowhere that my car goes).
The most interesting harvest I have this week is the arugula. Not much by weight (120 grams) but I'm finally starting to get some good greens coming up (I also had 4 small spinach leaves which I didn't bother to weigh). The arugula was sauteed with garlic and shrimp and tossed with pasta and my arugula pesto recipe (found a jar in the freezer).
My camera somehow got set on "illustration" mode, so this picture looks cartoonish.