Thursday, June 3, 2010

This mornings harvest.....

On the days I don't have to travel for work, I like to get out in the garden early and putter. This morning I planted a couple more things - my sugar pumpkins, cantalope, more cukes, and more snow peas. The Sugar Pearl corn was finally planted a couple of days ago, too, by the dear hubsters.
The morning is also when I like to harvest before I water or weed. Today I filled my bushel basket with more spinach and lettuce. We're nearing the end of these two delicacies until fall and I want to get every last bite I can.

This is how I clean a large batch of lettuce and spinach. I just fill my sink with some cold water, take a handful that would equate to a "salad spinner" load, give it all a big swoosh in the water, then into the spinner basket it goes. While I'm spinning, the next batch is getting swooshed!

Now, isn't that just pretty? I think so.

But, it looks as if Fionnghuala could care less....

Hopefully I'll be catching up with all your blogs in the next day or two and also will be posting pics of the raised bed garden and what's been taking place in there. I will have to update on my potato negligence and the expensive results of that, too. Hey, gotta show the good and the bad.


  1. Looks a lot like my salad harvests! I'm so sold on home grown lettuces....

  2. I have been complaining a lot about the weather we're having here, and how delayed everything is in the garden - but the one thing that's loving the cool, wet weather is the lettuce! So we've been trying to make ourselves feel better about the soggy spring by eating salads. It works...for a while anyway. But the one thing I hate about salad is washing the lettuce, so thanks for the sink-swishing tip!

  3. Your harvest looks wonderful and plentiful too!! Someone gave me some lettuce and spinach from their garden yesterday, and I can only say I wish she'd given me more!! :-) I hope you continue to have an enjoyable day!

  4. Great harvest. And thanks for the tip. Hopefully I'll remember it when I can use it. :)

  5. I've never tried Rockfish, but would like to. We used to fish for trout in California and Alaska, but I don't know of anywhere nearby to catch it here, other than saltwater trout and we don't have a boat either.

    I have a brother who looks a lot like my dad. :)

  6. What a lovely harvest! and healthy too. Can't wait to see the gardens with all that good stuff growing .