While my Monday harvest of baby beets and lettuce and one lone radish pictured below may look a little sparse, I am gardening in containers for just one person. Plus, I’m pulling beets as babies because I suspect I might be coming to the end of beet season. It’s also raining so much and so often that I’m afraid the beets will get water logged.
(I’ve lost four sweet green pepper plants to what I term jungle rot. I suspect they were planted too close to taller veggies and did not get the air circulation they needed to dry out.)
But I am a novice gardener, and if the world had to depend on me for produce, from what I’m seeing so far, we’d all starve.
My total harvest for this week includes:
One pint of black raspberries. (Surprising because these usually come in a week or two later than this.)
A handful of fennel leaves. (Herb not vegetable.)
Ditto chive leaves. (Chive and fennel used to flavor an apple, chicken, and pecan salad,)
Ditto parsley leaves.
A handful of basil and oregano stalks, used to flavor a Lidia’s Italy (my favorite TV chef) bean dish.
Several Swiss chard leaves, used in the above bean dish.
I bought two more sweet pepper plants this week. I hope it dries out enough soon to plant them. I’d also like to put in a bean plant if it’s not too late. (I have some peas which I need to yank out, and I thought I’d plant the beans in the pea container. The peas didn’t do well. I only got four tiny pea pods.)
This post is part of a Harvest Monday update at Daphne’s Dandelions.