Monday, 11 May 2015

Harvest Monday - 11 May 2015

This week I harvested the last of my PSB. It was just a handful of the small secondary spears, but welcome nonetheless:


These spears went into a risotto. I chopped the stems into 1-inch sections and kept the flowers separate. I boiled the stems until tender (about 3 minutes) and briefly added the flower parts, before draining them. I then stirred the broccoli into the risotto right at the last minute, so that it did not cook any more and thus retained its texture.

I have harvested two batches of Asparagus this week, though each was only small.


The amount of Asparagus I grow is frustratingly small. I feel I can only devote one of my raised beds to this crop, and it will only accommodate a few plants. However, the quality of the product is really good, so it is still worth growing this vegetable. Fresh home-grown Asparagus is just so much tastier than shop-bought stuff, which has probably been picked several days before you buy it.

Yesterday I picked the first Radishes of the year - a much-anticipated event!


We ate them in our usual way - as a pre-dinner nibble, with salt to dip them in. Bootiful!

8 comments:

  1. Those radishes are so pretty. I think I might get my first radish harvest this week. I can't wait. It will be nice to have something crunchy in the salad that isn't store bought.

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  2. My PSB has all gone to flower. I dug some of it up at the weekend and left some for the bees to enjoy.
    There is growth in my garden, but nothing that i Have planted, oh maybe the rhubarb but its not looking so good. Your asparagus is fantastic.

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  3. Bootiful radishes indeed! They are so perfect. I'm having a big gap in my radish harvests, but I'm slowly working my way through the last of the ones in the fridge. They keep extremely well without their tops and if I use just a few at a time in my salads I can make them last.

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  4. Shouldn't that be 11th May in your blog title! I haven't got round to planting any radish yet - note to self: must try harder. They are such a rewarding crop aren't they

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  5. I'm late this year sowing seeds. My radish are still little seed sprouts! Your asparagus is looking good, my bed needs to be moved which is a shame as it takes so long to grow.

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  6. Such lovely radishes! I'm really looking forward to harvesting some of my own soon - I seem to be saying that about a lot of things lately!

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  7. Home grown radishes don't compare with shop bought at all. I grow them for the strong, slightly spicy flavour that you can't buy.

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