After a late spring the vegetables are quickly catching up to a more normal schedule. Except for the eggplant which should have been seeded a week earlier, all of the warm weather plants are in and doing well.
This week I picked the first of the spring planted cole crops, a Kolibri kohlrabi. More should be coming in soon. I sliced it up into french fry strips and sauteed it briefly. It's a pity that more people don't know about kohlrabi, if they grew it once I'm sure it would be part of a regular planting. It's easy to grow, matures quickly, and is mild and buttery. The beer bottle in the picture is there for size comparison.
Of course there's the usual lettuce and spinach which has been producing for weeks, always the first of the vegetables that I get here in southwestern Indiana. This is the first lettuce that came out of the raised beds. Prior to this picking I harvested about 4 pounds of lettuce from the Earthbox, a pretty good haul in my opinion.
The potato box experiment is in progress. I planted two Red Pontiac seed potatoes in the box, and the shoots were up about 3-4 inches. Yesterday I covered about 2/3 of the foliage with some half finished compost, leaving the front shoots uncovered. When they get a little longer I will attach the next pieces of carsiding and direct the shoots out through holes cut in the boards.
For the week I picked: spinach 6 oz, lettuce 17 oz, kohlrabi 8 oz.