This past weekend, I had my first major harvest of the season. The raspberries are ripening, the radishes and onions got fully harvested, the snap beans and cucumbers are producing their first harvest, the lettuce is ripe for cutting, and a handful of peppers were ready to pick. In all, I harvested almost a half pound of raspberries, 2.7 pounds of radishes, 1.4 pounds of cucumbers, 1.3 pounds of lettuce, 2.2 pounds of snap beans (green and wax), 8.8 pounds of onions, and a handful of peppers. Not bad for the last weekend in May! Take a look.
HARVEST ~ MAY 28:
I pulled the remainder of my onions.
My first chili peppers and cucumber, along with a large handful of raspberries.
HARVEST ~ MAY 30:
Before breakfast on Saturday, I went out to harvest raspberries and any cucumbers – to eat for breakfast. I was so excited to have fresh produce for breakfast, I didn’t remember to take a picture for you until I had cut off the ends of the cucumber!
Later in the day, I harvested my first beans, Beit Alpha cucumbers, and cubanelle pepper. I also found another pickling cuke, hiding among the leaves.
I harvested the rest of my purple plum radishes and all of my watermelon and black radishes. This is the first time I grew black radishes. The package said they prefer to mature in cooler temperatures, making this a fall crop, but I thought I’d try them anyway. Well, two-thirds of the crop never matured, so the package was correct. However, I did get some – and are they spicy! Almost like eating horseradish (but not as painful). Yummy!
I cut my first harvest of lettuce. I had enough for a large bowl of salad that lasted two meals, with more in the fridge for tonight’s supper.
Are you harvesting anything from your garden this week?