"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Monday, May 23, 2011

Harvest Monday, May 23, 2011

Well, I can officially post on to Harvest Monday over at Daphne's Dandelions! It isn't much, but we have had our first harvest for the 2011 season this past week! It was...are you ready for this?...a whopping 2.65 oz of mixed greens, which we used for our dinner salads!

In all fairness, we could have picked more, but just picked enough for dinner. And it was tasty!

As for the rest of our weekend, we took as much advantage as we could in preparing the gardens. It FINALLY stopped raining, for one day, on Saturday.

Due to other pressing issues back during the time when we should have started our seeds, oh just like having a baby, we didn't get as many seeds started as we would have liked. So, we stopped out at a local green house Saturday during their veggie plant sale and picked up what we needed. In the mix, we got some cool heirloom tomato's, which I was happy to see they offered! We also purchased some 'Peaches and Cream' sweet corn so I am excited to try that out!

I sowed my KY Wonder Pole Bean seeds on Saturday. I decided, rather than make room for them in one of the gardens, I would plant them around this lightpost in our backyard and they can grow up it! It will be nice to see it when it is full of beans :)

Hubby got his Strawberries transplanted and also sowed some soy bean seeds for me as well.

Yum....Edamame right out of our backyard!

And, hubby used the opportunity to bring up some more 'black gold' (aka, aged & turned horse manure) to till into the gardens before we plant there. It was still a little wet so hopefully between the week and over the weekend, we'll have everything in!

Hop on over to Daphne's Dandelions to check out what other gardener's harvested this past week!


kitsapFG said...

It's always nice to get the first new greens harvest of the year starting up. It looks like you are getting well underway with your spring planting up process.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I bet with all that manure your dirt is going to be an awesome place for your plants to flourish!! It looks so good. We would have loved to have had some of it to put on our garden before we tilled. I agree it is so great to harvest those first greens.

Barbie~ said...

MMMmmmm that corn is some good stuff. Looking great!

RandomGardener said...

Congrats on your first harvest! First harvests of anything is so exciting!! That new plot looks ready for planting:)

Daphne Gould said...

The first harvest of the season is always special. And almost always greens too.

Jody said...

You have a very nice first fruits (or in this case first vegetables) of the harvest. They're a sign of good things to come!