Broccoli and cauliflower continue to star in this week’s Harvest Monday post, although we are still harvesting gorgeous lettuce and lots of it, plenty to share with friends and Dan’s mom. We had a nice warm sunny week which ended on Wednesday, folllowed by a rainy stretch where we received over 2 inches of needed rain. The garden definitely grew, but the temps were cool so not as robustly as I hoped.
In addition to the cool temps, we’ve had more nibbling in the garden. The peas were hit again, some lettuce, my Swiss chard, and an Orange Suave mild habanero pepper plant was badly chomped, particularly devastating as the poor thing has been shivering in the cold and had just begin to grow. I’ve made reinforcements to the gate and that seems to have solved the problem.
This morning the sun is out again, so I expect to see things take off. In the meantime, we’ll be checking out the Farmer’s markets for peas and eating more salads, broccoli and cauliflower, which have liked this weather..
The harvest this past week 2 3/4 lbs of lettuce, nearly 2 lbs. of broccoli, 3 1/4 lbs of cauliflower, and 1 1/4 lb of purple pac choi. About 3 oz of herbs also went into salads this past week, bringing the weeks total to 8.65 lbs. Thus far, the 2011 total stands at 30.98 lbs. valued at $125.04. I’m still well below my expenses this year at $-258.02 when taking my expenses of $383.06 into consideration. I’d better pick some more lettuce right quick!
This post is part of Daphne’s Harvest Monday series on her blog, Daphne’s Dandelions. Click on over to see what other gardeners are harvesting this week.