And more salad. The overwintered Olympia spinach produced yet another 18 oz. of lovely spinach. The spring planted spinach is looking wan and limp. I think the lesson here is plant spinach in October for a fabulous spring crop. I will pick my last batch of it today or tomorrow as I can see a few plants beginning to bolt, (not surprising with the lengthening days and hot weather we’ve had) and I need to make room for cukes and melons.
The lettuce is still doing amazingly well in the hoophouse, despite high temperatures. Last week we picked 38 oz. and another bunch of scallions before Dan dug them up to make way for the squash bed. And finally, I picked six small overwintered leeks (1 1/2 lbs.) to make a batch of delicious leek tartlets for a brunch. Leeks are another crop I will never be without again and I don’t know why I did not overwinter them before now.
See what other gardeners are harvesting at Daphne’s Dandelions for her weekly Harvest Monday post.