Ah, another beautiful week gone by! Unfortunately, most of it was spent in Toronto on a work trip so I haven't been in the yard much. But there was just enough rain and sunshine to manage without me (except the plants in the greenhouse which needed some help from friends who came over to water for me).
So much on the way, but very little to harvest right now. I finally broke down and harvested a bit of rhubarb. The plants are still small (only planted in 2013) so I've only taken a small amount. I pulled my last bag of strawberries from last year out of the freezer so will make something yummy soon.
This French tarragon plant has grown very quickly and is threatening to take over the swiss chard seedlings that are just starting to come up around it. The plant is currently 2 1/4 feet tall and about 10-12 inches in diameter - or at least it was that much around before it's trim!
I haven't bothered to weigh up the tarragon pieces as I'm not sure if I'll use it or not (plenty left to worry about preserving later on - this is only one of three plants, although by far the largest!). But maybe some flavoured vinegar?
And this small basket full of greens ended up with only 14 grams of lettuce that was edible.
The kale was pulled from the greenhouse - I started it too late and now it's far too hot for kale to grow. I cleaned it up but it was just too tough to eat, and not at all the dark green it should be. And I thought I could rescue some of the arugula but it has bolted and the stems were too thick (and a bit furry) to be edible. So a very small salad was made with the few lettuce greens I picked.
Please take some time to check out Daphne's Dandelions for other harvests around the globe on this lovely spring Monday.