Thursday, with the threat of snow in the air, I rushed out to the garden after work to see if I the soil had thawed enough to harvest a leek. Eureka, just before the snow piled 10 more inches atop the garden, I pried one delicious leek out of the ground. It looked a bit raggedey, but I sauteed it in butter and added it to a broccoli quiche, and it was the star ingredient. Yum.
This is my first harvest Monday since January, but there are a few more leeks in the ground, so it won’t be my last. Thursday’s leek brings the garden harvest total to 641.83 lbs. for the 2010 growing season. The value of my harvests stands at $2,102.48, my expenses remained the same at $317.54 for the year, bringing the net value to $1,784.94.
Check out the harvests of other intrepid gardeners at Daphne’s Dandelions Harvest Monday series, where other obsessed gardeners share their obsession via the interwebs every Monday.