Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions, it's a great way to show off your harvest.
The spring lettuce is winding down. The rest of it was picked this week as it was starting to bolt. The exception is 'Gentilina'. My three remaining plants have shown no sign of bolting depite heat in the high 90's and over 100 degrees. It has become my second favorite lettuce after 'Ruby'.
|The last of the spring 'Wild Garden Mixed' lettuce. Still sweet despite the heat, not shown is the other three plants that were harvested.|
|'Gentilina' still compact, crisp and sweet.|
I also have been harvesting a lot of escarole. I did not take a photo of each harvest as they look exactly the same. I also have been stealing more baby shallots to cook with the escarole.
|The shallots are starting to bulb. Some have even split into two bulbs.|
The rest of the beets were also harvested. They were all red beets, not as sweet as the white, but still good roasted.
|'Detroit Dark Red' beets.|
The pea vines were pulled this week as the last of the pea seed was harvested. I did get a very good crop of pea seed saved for next year. Six ounces of the purple podded 'Pretty', two ounces of the super sweet 'Garden Sweet', two ounces of 'Freezonian' and two ounces of a single plant selection of 'Freezonian' thet consistantly set double pods. I'm hoping that all of this selection will set double pods.