Summer is just starting and I have both June and Ever-bearing strawberries so I should have decent harvest in June and then few for snacking throughout the summer time. And now that it got really warm they'll grow even better without any interruptions like frost.
This week we have greens overload. I picked many salads, arugula, kale, and lots of herbs like parsley, thyme and oregano to dry for later. Also picked spring onions and one smallest garlic that I could find - just to see if the head started to form.
Totals for this week were:
First two ripe strawberries were picked and eaten on the spot! but more are ripening for later. It was too good to wait. And a first snow pea!
This year weather is definitely throwing us up for a loop. First we had VERY late winter and it spring was not in a hurry to get here. Then it's a roller-coaster between 80+ and down to 30s, with wild storms, very high winds and very cold nights. Last week two days were in upper 80's and had to turn on A/C to get some sleep at night. Then 4 days of rain and freezing nights. Today finally sunshine but few minutes ago we got another frost advisory alert. At the end of May?? It is really beating up all my plants outside, with tomatoes, peppers and melons all planted this frost is the last thing I need. I already lost most of my carrots and climbing beans to bugs, so would really be nice if Mother Nature would cut us some slack already!
Garden is doing so-so these days, some are growing nicely like greens and onions, but some are not so much. Peas are definitely lagging behind, beans and asian greens were ravaged by bugs and carrots are non-existent this year, with only a handful growing instead of a full bed. But we do have enough greens and such for meals - mizuna, arugula, salads, spring onions, kale and radishes.
I went for a walk in a park after work and found a hill covered in ramps! So of course had to pick few
So I ended up with a steak and sautéed ramps in balsamic reduction. YUM!
I forgot to post harvest for today's Daphne's Harvest Monday, May 13th so apologies in advance. Here are some shots throughout the week based on what I felt like eating or snacking on :)
And some regular greens for the kitchen.
And some not so pretty - these is a lot of damage from bugs and snails once again and looks like Asian greens took the brunt of it, even if everything has been covered by floating row covers. And since I refuse to spray all this will be pulled out.