Harvested the remaider of the Shanghai bok choy. Total weight: 2 pounds. Should have harvested them before the June 20 heat wave. Knew the heat had stressed them out when some of the leaves started to develop a very light blue haze. Not as tender for stir-frying (I am just being spoilt) but still excellent for soup.
First harvest of Russian red kale. Weight: 1¼ pounds
Other harvest for the week:
Swiss chard, total weight: 3 pounds
Lacinato kale and collard combined, total weight: 2½ pounds
Snow peas, total weight: ½ pound
Gai lan (Chinese broccoli), total weight 6 ounces (these are the cut-and-come-again side shoots)
Raspberries, only a few, they never left the garden
Also shared garden bounty with neighbours, friends and family, did not keep record and did not weigh any.
Started seeds in cell pack for fall planting. The lawn guy came to mow the lawn and blew the grass clippings onto some of the cell packs. As if that was not annoying enough, I spilled one of the seeded trays, a whole tray, and had to start all over.
In the tray above are: broccoli, kohlrabi, 3 kinds of lettuce, chicory, celtuce, dandelion, Beedy’s kale (from Dave of Our Happy Acres, thank you Dave) and 2 kinds of napa. Will be starting spinach and baby bok choy (may be choy sum and Chinese broccoli too) in the coming weeks.
My previous years seed starting records are not well kept and orgainzed (translation: a mess), now that I am blogging (blogging is making be a little better orgainzed) I hope to do better. Using the above dates as a base and will adjust in future planting seasons.
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