|"Leontine", moments after harvest|
|The same batch of potatoes, washed and ready for cooking|
This next batch is "Marilyn":
These are also very fine potatoes. Smooth, regular oval shapes, and very pale in colour. The tubers were very evenly-sized too. I am deliberately harvesting them young. I know that if I left them another fortnight or so the yield would be a bit bigger, but I'm growing them for quality, not quantity, and these tender little ones are a real joy to eat.
This week I have cut four large lettuces. Each one is big enough for two meals for both of us! To be honest, we can't keep up, so I have stored some in the fridge in plastic bags. If I could have delayed, I wouldn't have cut them, but they looked in danger of bolting and I didn't want them to go to waste.
|"Green Oak Leaf"|
My two pots of peas have yielded another small harvest - this time 270 grams.
It's not what you would call a glut, is it? Though of course there were a few that never made it in front of the camera... We padded them out with some shop-bought ones.
I pulled the first of my Carrots yesterday. Again, not a lot, but it looks as if there will be plenty more to come. And they are undamaged by Carrot Root Fly!
Not illustrated here are (were) the three Strawberries that I picked last Thursday evening. You'll just have to take my word on that. They were really delicious and ripe all the way through; deep red in colour, unlike the pale ones with crunchy white cores that you so often get in the shops. Unfortunately my home-grown Strawberries also have rarity value, so I'll probably be reckoning the harvest not by weight but by number of berries!
So that's my entry this week for Harvest Monday, where you will be able to see more harvests of a similar nature.