Harvested my first strawberry on Wednesday. Not completely red. Debated whether to wait until the next day to pick, but decided I was not taking any chances with the birds, not with my very FIRST strawberry. Kept it out of my mouth long enough to take this photo.
My fig tree is doing beautiful things. There is a fruit at the base of nearly every leaf. I am sooooo looking forward to a few quarts of honey-sweet figs.
Photo at right, above the © symbol is the nasty critter (enlarged). Actual larvae is about ¼” long and the size of the tip of a ball point pen.
Took me quite a while to sort and clean all that spinach (had to make sure there is no extra protein in the leaves). Processed and froze most for later use.
Did you realize how much longer it takes to clean homegrown veggies compared to store bought?
Harvested more lettuce and giant red mustard, forgot to weigh.
First harvest of Shanghai bok choy. Weight: ¾ pounds. Also harvested Chinese chives. Weight: 6 ounces.
Some of you may remember my March 26 post, when I bumped up my Shanghai bok choy. I had some pots with single plant, some with 2 plants, others with 3 or more plants. I harvested the outer plants of the muli-plants clump allowing the others more space to grow (extending my harvest without having to do succession planting).
Transplanted cucumbers, butternut squash, blue hubbard, beets, onions and scallions. Must get the other plants in the garden this week or next the latest. Also put in some annuals. Gardens looking good but would be better if the weeds were not so happy.
Some critters have exotic taste, eating my white Chinese celery but left the green ones alone, both planted in the same location. The white variety is more difficult to germinate (slow and very poor germination) is also a slower grower.
Photo at right on the veg stem is another one the many garden critters (slugs) I have to deal with. For a better view, click on photo to enlarge.
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