All the harvests in today’s post are from window boxes.
As you can see from the photo below, both the Shanghai Bok Choy and Baby Bok Choy in the window boxes are overcrowded.
Thinned out both the Shanghai bok choy and the baby bok choy, the remaining plants now has room to grow and mature.
Harvested 8+ ounces of Shanghai Bok Choy and 5+ ounces of Baby Bok Choy.
The Shanghai Bok choy were grown from seeds I saved. Because the original was a hybrid these look quite different from the original and not as tender. Need to get fresh seeds.
The baby bok choy were also from seeds I saved but because the original was not a hybrid they are just like the original. Tender with a hint of sweetness.
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Only 3 of the Lolla Rosa lettuce seeds germinated 2 did not make it.
Decided to harvest just the outer leaves of both the Cimmaron and Forellenschluss lettuces. The plants will keep growing and I will continue to just harvest the outer leaves thus extending the harvest.
The germination rate for the sugar snap peas was poor reason for all those empty spots. I cut the tender tips of each plant hoping the plants will send out many side shoots.
Harvested 3+ ounces of Pea shoots and 6+ ounces of lettuce.
The entire pea shoot, including the tendrils, is edible.
Made a simple but delicious salad with lettuces, pea shoots and chickpeas sprouts. The lettuces were crunchy and the pea shoots were tender with a hint of peas. Click here for step-by-step tutorial on growing chickpeas sprouts.
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The spinach in the window box were thinned on 5/3/15 (click here for photos) it is overcrowded again in just 6 days.
Harvested 8+ ounces of Spinach. Should get another harvest in a few days.
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Some of you may recall my post of 4/27/15 (click on link and scroll down) where I showed a photo of my frost damaged blue potatoes. The frost damaged plants not only bounced back but are doing well. They are almost caught up to the undamaged plant on the left.
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