Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day Harvest

This was a wonderful and relaxing Mother's Day. I slept in and rested on the porch with a good book (Middlemarch by George Eliot) while Daniel made all the meals, cleaned inside and worked outside. I also wandered through the garden picking these beautiful spring veggies and taking pictures of flowers and bugs. We also planted most of the summer veggies that we started from seed including zuchinni, yellow squash, trombone squash, cucumber, pole beans,  cantelope, eggplant, basil, more swiss chard and bok choi. I re-potted the tomatoes since we have to wait for garden space to come available. Okra, bush beans, sweet potatoes, and watermelon are still waiting to be planted.

As I mentioned in an earlier post we are keeping track of all the produce we harvest by weighing it and charting it on a clip board in the kitchen. Here is the harvest amounts from Sunday.
  • 1.5 lbs collards
  • 1 lb 4 oz kale (lacinato)
  • 2.5 lbs lettuce (butter crunch and green leaf)
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 4 oz peas
  • 1 lb 4 oz radish (or about 10) 
Now you might be wondering what we do with all these greens! Stay tuned for recipes and ideas. Believe it or not by Wednesday night we have already gone through everything but a few ounces of lettuce and collards.

3 comments:

William Kruidenier said...

Beautiful harvest -- that garden is a constant source of food and fun (and work, of course). That's great that you're keeping up with the "tonnage." Sometimes the numbers don't seem like a lot, but lots of leafy greens don't weigh very much so it's deceiving. Can't wait to see what the totals are this fall.

Kallie said...

I love seeing pictures of your garden. It is so amazing and inspiring to see what can be done a simple backyard. I love that you are weighing out your produce...it's quite fascinating to me. I'm looking forward to your recipe ideas:)

PineapplePrincess said...

whoa! that is a ton of stuff!! Way to go guys!! You are living what you "preach". Many people talk about sustainability but you guys are actually *doing* it. And I admire that. :-)