First Harvest of 2011

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10 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    A tip about keeping lettuce crisp is putting it in bag with a paper towel in the fridge works great!!!! keeps for days!

  2. daisy says:

    I simply chop it finely in the processor and then put it in glass jars in the freezer with the date on top. Easy, nothing fancy.

  3. Emily says:

    Wendy–I had a REALLY long, cool spring, which is why my broccoli did so well. Also, I fertilized with lots of nitrogen a couple of times (21-0-0).

  4. Michelle says:

    I love your harvest! I am late in the season but I have some tomatoes, pumpkins, lima beans, basil, cilantro, thyme, hot and sweet peppers, onions (red, yellow, and evergreen) and lettuce in the ground. I am hopeful I will have a good harvest! I will be starting my cucs as well in the next day or 2 your site has been an absolute blessing!

  5. Wendy says:

    Wow…your broccoli looks great! I harvested mine and they were tiny and within about 30 minutes they were rubbery. Any idea what I did wrong? There are now side shoots coming in, but they are sort of sparse looking (not tight flowers like they should be).

  6. Emily says:

    Deann–if the peas are that tall and not producing, it suggest to me that you have too much nitrogen and not enough of the other nutrients. Too much nitrogen will stimulate leaf growth, but not fruit development. Try Fertilome blooming and rooting (9-59-8) or something comparable. I find that within about 2 days I have flowers and shortly after we get peas.

  7. Deann says:

    This spring HAS been great for the cool weather crops! I’m sad I didn’t do broccoli this year. I trimmed our parsley a couple weeks ago then dehydrated it, good to know about the thick stalk.. ours had that. Oops. Oh well, we got so much that I won’t need anymore dried for at least a year! And wow, I can’t believe how tall my peas are! They are a few inches over the trellis now.. better get a lot of peas from them!

  8. Emily says:

    Daisy–tell us more! How do you freeze them in glass jars? Any preparation? Cut? Vacuum sealed?

  9. daisy says:

    It all looks great! I harvest and freeze my parsley in glass jars so I always have it on hand. Enjoy!

  10. Damaris says:

    Emily, it looks WONDERFUL!! I LOVE the color GREEN!! XXOO, Damaris