Monday, April 30, 2012

Harvest Monday - 30 April 2012

I am participating in my first Harvest Monday! Over the last two years I have watched every one's posts just waiting for the day I could add a harvest. The day has finally come. I have a harvest.

I was able to harvest my lettuces twice this week. I do not have a scale, but both times I filled up one of my large kitchen bowls. I don't know how long I will have lettuce since our summers are usually in the upper 90's and low 100's. I am working on a shade structure for their bed. I just hope it keeps the plants and ground cool enough. I would like to be able to grow lettuce all summer.

Harvest #1 - A large bowl of mixed lettuce. It was a wonderful salad!

Harvest #2 - I almost forgot to get a picture of this bunch. Oops!  


Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, visit Daphne's Dandelions and join in!

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first Harvest Monday. Hopefully you will have lots to come. I've yet to master the summertime lettuce. But them I'm not a huge lettuce eater, so I'm usually sick of it by the time they all start to bolt.

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait until I can pick something else, but for now the lettuce is wonderful.

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  2. Congrats on the first harvest! lovely greens and I'm sure they were delish!

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  3. Woo! First harvest are always exciting.

    It amazes me at our farmer's markets... people always complaining about the lack of lettuce in June and July. I think only gardeners realize how tricky it is to get it to grow when the temperatures are so high!

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    1. I hope I can keep lettuce going most of the summer but I am sure it will stop soon. It always does!

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  4. congrats on your first Harvest Monday. Your lettuce is beautiful. I have hot dry summers and I"m working on ways to have lettuce later into the summer. I'm trying 1)varieties marked that they can take some heat without bolting 2) planting a new patch at least every couple weeks and soon that might need to become every few days 3) in the coolest, shady spots I can find 4) keeping them well watered. We shall see how this goes.

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    1. I think we have almost the same plan! I am building a shade structure for the lettuce bed and plan on watering that bed three times a day. I don't know if it will work but I am trying!

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  5. Congrats on the first harvest! beautiful greens!

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