The main harvest was Tenderstem Broccoli and Turnips:
The broccoli was just beginning to show a bit of colour. Another two days and it would have been past it.
On my first day home (Thursday) I cut the main heads off four of my six plants:
The heads are quite substantial and each of them makes a decent serving for one person. Cutting them off will encourage the formation of several secondary shoots on each plant, so I have those to look forward to now.
I also pulled up four nice Turnips. I'm deliberately harvesting them young, because I want us to enoy them at their very best, and certainly before they go woody. If you harvest them at about the size of a golfball the skins have not hardened so they only need to be washed, not peeled.
|Two "Purple Top Milan" and two "Atlantic"|
More exciting for me than broccoli and turnips though was this - my first Scotch Bonnet chillis of the season!
|Small they may be, but I know they pack a big punch!|
In addition to the above, I have picked a lot of lettuce, and lots of herbs.
I have even, I am proud to report, harvested some Parsley! I always struggle with Parsley, but at present I seem to have enough of it (famous last words...)
This is a measure of my determination to have enough Parsley: in the Spring I sowed "broadcast" a complete pack of out-of-date Parsley seed, scattering it all over the garden. Now Parsley seedlings are coming up all over the place!
To see what other people around the world have harvested this last week, visit Harvest Monday, hosted by Daphne on Daphne's Dandelions.