Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Not a huge harvest this morning but enough to feed off of for a couple days. The turnips and carrots were pulled to thin the crop and allow the others still in the ground more room to grow. Even so, the carrots were 4-5 inches long and the turnips are 2-3 inches across. The peas are a mix of pod and snow peas. The Lincoln peas, that according to where they were purchased, said they were an edible pod pea are not edible unless you simply enjoy eating fibrous plant matter that tastes like, well, fibrous plant matter. The spinach is the last of the little bit we grew this spring. I pulled the plants this morning after harvesting what little there was. The two romaine lettuce heads were also starting to bolt. Hopefully I caught them before they got too bitter. If not the chickens will enjoy fighting over it, throwing it about the pen and turning it into compost.