Monday, May 14, 2012

Harvest Monday: May 14, 2012

Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas.

There is finally enough growing in the garden for some small harvests:

Kale

Pak Choi

Spinach


Not shown are a few lettuce harvests for salads. It is so nice to enjoy fresh greens again.

Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.

20 comments:

  1. Yum! Kale chips are the first thing that come to mind :) And that spinach is gorgeous!!

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    1. Allison, I have not tried kale chips yet, but want to soon. This has been a great Spring for spinach for me. Usually they end up bolting before I can get a good harvest.

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  2. That pac choi is lovely! The rest of the harvest looks yummy too. It really is a happy event when the spring greens start really producing consistently. The menu improves dramatically when that happens.

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    1. Laura, the pac chi is very good even after bolting. I am thrilled to enjoy harvests from the garden again.

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  3. Lovely greens! My green season is past and I'm waiting on the green tomatoes to turn red!

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    1. Mary, After reading blogs of earlier spring gardens it is nice to finally enjoy some greens of our own.

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  4. Nice harvests, aren't fresh garden salads the best! What does Pak Choi taste like and where is it used? I see that a lot of people grow it, but I have never heard of it before I started garden blogging.

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    1. Kris, what I like the most about Pak Choi is that it grows really fast. The leaves are similar to a mild cabbage or lettuce. They hold up to some heat during stir frying. The stalks have a slightly nutty flavor and stay a little crunchy when stir fried. I also like adding them to salads to add texture. Both the leaves and stalk can be added to soups as well.

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  5. You staged those photographs so beautifully! And when the first greens are ready to pick, it's so exciting and delicious!

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  6. Pretty. I've long since stopped harvesting my kale. It is beautiful as it flowers though. Soon I'll have to pull it out since I need the bed for sweet potatoes.

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    1. Daphne, I am so enjoying kale right now. I sauté some with olive oil and garlic almost every day for dinner. It is a shame that K doesn't like it, so it is all up to me to eat it :)

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  7. Mmmmm. That kale looks yummy. We have a similar variety growing.

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    1. Stephanie, I think of you as I enjoy my kale :) I may need to branch out and try different varieties.

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  8. I love the early harvest. I used to think I couldn't have anything fresh until late June or early July. So glad I was wrong. I enjoy the greens but think they taste a little better after Winter. Love your pics, made me hungry…thanks!

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    1. I once believed that gardening didn't begin until Memorial Day, which is the time suggested in my area to "get the garden in." Thankfully I have learned much from fellow gardeners and Elliot Coleman since then. I am going to try to overwinter more greens this year hopping to have an earlier harvest of spring greens.

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  9. We really enjoy growing the red russian. It tastes great sauteed with onion, chili flakes, and little bit of butter.

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    1. I'll have to try it that way. Now I am really enjoying the kale with garlic, olive oil, and a little bit of ground black pepper.

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