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!
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.ReplyDelete
The radishes look amazing!ReplyDelete
My PSB has all gone to flower. I dug some of it up at the weekend and left some for the bees to enjoy.ReplyDelete
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.
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.ReplyDelete
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 theyReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete