First Harvest of 2011

We had our first big harvest day for the spring out of the Family of 4 Garden. Lettuce, more lettuce, spinach, and radishes were all ready for a harvest.

The ‘Skyphos’ Red Butterhead lettuce is gorgeous, as expected. We also harvested some spinach and some of the ‘Flashy Trout Back’ Lettuce.

We harvested about every other plant down to the ground, and then picked the largest leaves off of the remaining plants. The plants we cut near the base will regrow more leaves. We can cut the other plants next week. We’ll have to pull some plants next week, because we need to get the tomatoes planted in that area!

There’s the bunch of radishes. Aren’t they gorgeous? Everything was a little muddy today, but we aren’t complaining because we finally got some rain! We measured about 0.8 inch in our rain gauge.

Family of 4 Garden Harvest

2 lbs of mixed salad greens (weight adjusted for water & mud) @ $7.oo/lb. = $14.00

1 bunch of radishes @ $1.39/lb = $1.39

Weekly Total = $15.39

Year to Date = $15.39

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 26, 2011, in Family of 4 Garden, Harvesting & Eating and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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