Monday, June 18, 2012

Harvest Mondays: June 18, 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.

I trimmed back the spent chives and some of the oregano. They will both soon grow back and provide a fresh supply. I kept a bunch of oregano to dry.


The majority of this weeks harvest was lettuce, lettuce, and more lettuce. It is supposed to be in the 90˚F by mid-week. The Oakleaf was beginning to show signs of lifting, so it was all harvested first. The rest of the lettuce will be harvested in the next few days. We are eating a lot of salads.



Not shown but joining the salads are some evergreen bunching onions, Swiss chard, and a few celery stalks.

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

18 comments:

  1. Is it ever difficult for you to keep up with lots of the lettuce? I can eat salad, but apparently not at a totally high volume.

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    1. Yes, it is very difficult right now. Especially since there is not a lot of variety in our salads right now. I try to eat at least one a day.

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  2. Ah, you are not the only one inundated with lettuce! We are eating a lot of salad too! Thankfully there are friends who like it and so far they haven't started running when they see me coming...so far!

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    1. Let's enjoy the lettuce while we can. Luckily it lasts a long time in the refrigerator. Your friends must love that you share your bounty with them.

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  3. It's seems like we have too much lettuce or not enough. Right now, it's not enough!

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    1. ::Sigh!:: I never have tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce ready at the same time.

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  4. Gotta agree, too many greens this year. Last year I thought what a treat it was to have my own bag of "Spring mix" in the fridge. To top it off I got a bug from my daughter last week and was on my back a lot. The thought of dinner and a big leafy salad was not on my mind, more like scrambled eggs and toast. The compost pile and the worms are going to be the beneficiaries this week.

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    1. Sorry you were unwell. I hope you are feeling better now. I am growing weary from standing at the kitchen sink washing all the leaves. Since there is so much of it, any leaves that are slug or earwig damaged are fed to the compost.

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  5. We are on the tail end of our green harvest this week. We have a few more lettuce plants but the heat is very quickly making them go bitter. I'm looking forward to the summer crops starting soon. You can only eat so many salads before you start longing for a few tomatoes to go with it!!

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    1. It would be nice to add more vegetables to our salads. Tomatoes and peppers are just blossoms right now. The heat expected this week will be the end of the remaining lettuce. In a few weeks, I will probably miss it.

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  6. We are swimming in lettuces right now too. I try to keep a big salad bowl full in the fridge (all cleaned, spun dry, and torn) and we do eat it often, but still it is hard to use up the lettuce that really must be harvested. Feast or famine!

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    1. I tend to clip the outer leaves of the lettuce for a harvest. I think I need to get in the habit of cutting the whole lettuce sooner. That way I won't have so much to harvest before the heat turns it bitter.

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  7. Lovely greens, wish I have some lettuce now, the only greens I have are Swiss chard and some herbs.

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    1. I wish I could send you some lettuce. I have plenty :) Soon other harvests will be filling the gap.

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  8. I saw that forecast for 90s. Right now we are supposed to get three days in a row. I think I'll have to go out and pick the Michihili cabbage because it will just bolt in the heat. Most of the rest of the greens have been picked already.

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    1. I really need to harvest the rest of the lettuce today before the heat. Then I can plant some bush beans in its place. With the expected heat, the beans will pop up right away.

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  9. Wow your lettuce looks really good. Next year I'm going to try some late plantings under shade cloth and try to keep it going; most of mine is gone now and the last bit is bolting.

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  10. Lovely lettuce. Ours bolted in mid-March when we had two days close to the 90's :(.

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