I don’t think I planned my garden particularly well this year. I have a lot of gaps in the beds, and have had for quite some time. I’m about to have a lot more as I rip out all the lettuces, parsley and silver-beet plants that are bolting at the moment. I guess this is good from the perspective of having lots of space to plant summer crops but I don’t think I’ve necessarily maximised the yield from my space this spring.
What I have managed to succession plant properly though year is lettuce. I have Oak-leaf, and Cos varieties producing well at the moment. Some plants are bolting but many are going strong. I am hoping that my next plantings will be ready before they all go to seed though.
Those of you with excellent attention to detail will have noticed that I don’t just have leaves in the above basket. This week I harvested the first of my broad beans:
Just a handful, which I will eat tonight combined with olives, broccoli, peas, and chilli and served with spaghetti (the rest of the family is having spag bol but I definitely prefer broad beans to mince!).
Speaking of eating; I think it’s slugs and/or snails that have been nibbling my radishes, probably best not to dwell on that too long…..
My other harvests this week have mainly taken the form of crudité. I made hummus 3 times this week, and each time I ate it with kohlrabi, celery and radishes. The pic is of my first ever kohlrabi. I have a much better form in the garden but most of the plants (like this one) have bolted before properly forming. I reckon I will do as L suggested and try growing them in Spring in future (as opposed to over winter).
Head over to Daphne’s where you may even happen across a correctly formed kohrabi on one of the many Monday Harvest posts.