First harvests of the season

p6098668harvestftf.jpgOur garden is doing great! We’ve been picking sugar snap peas for about two weeks now. (Sylvia does most of the picking. And the eating, too—right there in the garden.) Last weekend we picked enough lettuce to make a huge salad for four adults, and yesterday we picked this big pile of spinach* (and accompanying dirt) and more sugar snap peas than Sylvia could eat before it was time to head back inside.

There are still tons of immature pea pods and pea flowers, so I imagine we’ll be enjoying those for another week or so. The small spinach leaves should be pickable next week, we have enough lettuce to feed an entire rabbit warren, and the bean plants are covered with purple flowers. For some reason, our Swiss chard has gone kaput. I think that’s the first time this has ever happened to us—it’s usually a champion grower that weathers the heat well and produces all season long until the first frost. I think I’ll throw a few more seeds in the ground there and give the chard another chance.
*Which of course cooked down to almost nothing.

5 Responses to “First harvests of the season”

  1. JessaLuon 10 Jun 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I’m still waiting – it will be a while before anything is mature enough to produce. I do have a couple of tomato plants that have flowers on them, though! ;o)

  2. Chrison 11 Jun 2009 at 9:18 am

    Ah, spinach – I swear, you need acres to get more than a microscopic amount by the time you cook it!

  3. One Tall Robon 11 Jun 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Did anyone else quietly hum the exuberant Popeye spinach theme, or was it just me?

  4. Katie Jon 15 Jun 2009 at 9:37 am

    We’re still waiting. Your garden is amazing. Next year we’ll be ready.

  5. Marshaon 15 Jun 2009 at 7:26 pm

    @Rob: Hmmm…did Popeye like his spinach steamed with sesame seeds and soy sauce on it?
    @Katie: Next year your garden will be awesome, now that you have everything in place!