It’s time to transition the garden again as some of my plants are slowly letting go and others are eager to grow. With the sharp fluctuations in temperature and a coordinated attack between caterpillars and aphids, my chinese broccoli and mesclun reached the end of their useful life. I harvested the final batch of both, which frees up some space for transplants next weekend.

My watermelon radish also started bolting, but I cut off all of the flower stalks hoping it’ll make the radishes grow instead. It’s probably a lost cause, but I’ll try for another few weeks. My french breakfast radishes on the other hand, are doing well. I’m trying not to jinx it, but it is looking to be a really pretty crop. My string beans stopped producing flowers and my peas are getting really crispy on the edges. My tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers and basil are thriving though, so that makes me happy.

Basket of Veg and Herbs

Basket of Veg and Herbs

I also harvested one cherry tomato, the rest of the string beans, a few peas (which did not make it long), and a handful of herbs for tonight’s dinner, which will consist of some curry and a salad.

My First Pea

My First Pea

Chives, Oregano, Parsley, Thyme

Chives, Oregano, Parsley, Thyme

It took me a much longer time to grow this batch of baby salad greens, which is quite odd as my last batch was very prolific. I am going to try again, but this time I’ll grow it on my kitchen window ledge which should protect it from the crazy LA heat.

Mesclun, arugula, spinach, cherry tomato

Mesclun, arugula, spinach, cherry tomato

7 thoughts on “Harvest

  1. I harvested my first ever produce today! Arugula grown from seed. It was delightful! I aim to one day be able to harvest enough produce for a salad, as you have above.

  2. I’m jealous of your peas. I must wait much longer for my own to grow. I have planted watermelon radish for the first time this year however have never tried them are they just as good as regular ones?

    • I actually haven’t eaten watermelon radishes before either but I hear they are milder as far as radishes go. Sadly my batch may not have survived our last heat wave so you might have to tell me how they taste!

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