Not sure how it happened, but this past week, I managed to overschedule my activities and had to neglect the gardens. A truly messed up week. Not much was harvested.
The green stem Chinese celery bolted. Was it due to the wild and unusual weather pattern we had and are having (temperature dropped to the 40’s Tuesday night, 6/18, this week, days highs near 90’s)? Or something else? The white stem Chinese celery still OK.
Decided to harvest all the flower stalks. Will be using them in a stir-fry dish.
Green stem Chinese celery
Flower stalk (bottom), a single celery rib (center)
Also harvest sugar snap peas, more garlic scapes and Chinese (garlic) chives. The Chinese chives are starting to send out flower (scape). Should be harvesting Chinese chive flowers this week. A special treat from the garden.
Left to right: Chinese (garlic) chives with flower (scape) appearing, garlic scape & sugar snap peas
Last year was the first time I experimented with freezing kohlrabi. Like it. Will do so again this year.
Trying to use up last year’s harvests that are still in the freezer. Not much left, a good thing as I need space for this year’s harvest.
Harvested a bouquet of baby collard.
Baby collard greens
Very tender, even the stems
Had extra collard seedlings and did not want to make compost with them. Figured it will be a while before my 2 tromboncino squash plants need all the space allotted to them so I planted the collard seedlings in that space. Squash plants are growing well so need to give back the space. Pulled up the whole row of baby collard plants.
My froggies wish everyone a lovely summer
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