Monday, May 21, 2012

Harvest Mondays: May 21, 20012

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.

This week is very similar to last week's harvests. We are enjoying lots of greens here at the Garden Spot. Colorful, simple salads are enjoyed every day.

Mixed Lettuce

Pak Choi

Spinach


It has been very warm over the last few days and temperatures were in the 80s on Sunday. I was in the garden early morning to harvest the majority of the larger leaves on the spinach before temperatures began to creep up.


Spinach Before Harvest

Spinach After Harvest

The spinach has done really well this year but I believe it will bolt soon. Especially if we continue to experience temperature fluctuations like we did this weekend.

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

30 comments:

  1. Lovely lettuce and that spinach is really nice. My spinach patch was slow to get going this year and with the lengthening days are ready to run to bolting. I will get probably one good harvest out of it and that is all. I sure hope my fall crop is better behaved.

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    1. I wish I grew more spring spinach this year. Usually it bolts pretty quickly on me before it can grow to good size. The growing conditions must have been optimum this year. I hope to get another good sized harvest before it bolts.

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  2. I think some of my baby Asian greens will start bolting because of the heat. I hope they last. But that is how I've been getting my harvests. They show signs of bolting and I rip them out and eat them. Otherwise I'm not sure which ones to pick. They all look so good.

    Your harvests are beautiful. I love the choy you picked. It looks just perfect.

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    1. Thankfully the pak choi is still tasty after bolting unlike other greens that turn bitter. You have so many Asian greens to chose from that it is probably smart to harvest as they begin to bolt.

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  3. Great looking spinach! Mine has gone in the heat, perhaps next spring will be cooler!

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    1. I was worried about the spinach, We had some very unusually hot periods over the past few months. So far it is ok. I hope to get more out of it but my days are numbered.

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  4. Beautiful greens! It's hard to fathom that so many people are still getting good greens. LOL.

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    1. LOL! There is quite a difference between gardening in Florida and gardening in Maine. I am just at the peak of my greens and haven't planted my warm season crops yet.

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  5. Beautiful greens, wish I can grow some spring spinach but no luck.

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    1. Usually spring spinach bolts early for me, but I keep trying. This year I was able to enjoy several harvests.

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  6. Spinach---YUM! But it sure doesn't like the heat. You got a great harvest!

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    1. Yeah, my spinach's days are numbered now. I am happy for this harvest.

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  7. Your salad greens and choi look great. I'm still about a week away from starting to get pickings for salad. Looks like a week of cooler, wetter weather so that should make everyone's greens happier. The spinach looks really nice. I gave up trying to grow it in the spring. I have seeds I will try this fall.

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    1. I do have better luck growing spinach in the fall, but I have to remember to protect it from the hungry deer.

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  8. It's been salad days here too. I had salad for lunch today. That basket of pac choi is lovely. As are the other greens.

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    1. I love salads for lunch and wish I had luck growing lettuce through the summer. I am going to try growing some in pots in the shade like you do.

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  9. I am getting burnt out on lettuce as I have been eating it for a while now, but that spinach looks so good. I would love to have some of that because mine is all gone.

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    1. We are just getting into regular lettuce harvests so for us it is very enjoyable.

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  10. Your pak choi and spinach are lovely. Every single one of my pak choi plants have bolted. It looks like there will be no good spring harvest for us. Maybe a fall crop will do better.

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    1. These pak choi have all bolted too. I just trim off the leaves from the stalk. The top portion of the stalk is good in stir fry as well.

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  11. The white of the pak choy is so striking. Beautiful vegetables!

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  12. That's one lovely and colorful bowl of lettuce. Enjoy all the salads!

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    1. I love that there are so many different type of lettuces. The colors and leaf shapes intrigue me.

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  13. All looking good especially the pak choi , happens to be my favorite green at the moment just love the fact its great in a salad, soup or stir fry... What is your favorite way to serve it.

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    1. I like pak choi for the same reasons. I use it mostly in stir frys and salads.

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