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Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday June 8

This was the best week yet, which is not surprising.  Yields should continue to increase through the summer.  Production of strawberries has fallen from last week at just under a pound, now 3.4 pounds for the year.  Since this is the first full year I'm pleased with the yields, heck any strawberries are better than nothing.  No pics this time.

I picked the remaining spinach, about a pound, as it was getting ready to bolt.

The cole crops gave me two bulbs of kohlrabi averaging a pound and a half each, and a head of Major broccoli, 10 ounces.  I picked this head a few days after picking a head of Green Magic broccoli, which was nearly a pound.  I think I'm sold on the Green Magic.  I like an early broccoli.

Also a head of Gonzalez cabbage, a pound and a half.  I cooked the cabbage with bratwurst from my neighbor, such a simple dish but so good.  The rabbits get the outer leaves.

I haven't grown sugar snap peas for several years.  This is not a pea-friendly climate, and after three years in a row when May temperatures suddenly jumped to 90 F I just gave up on them.  Then last spring was more like a normal spring so I planted them this year.  What's there to lose?  I like them best stir-fried very quickly for about a minute.  Only six ounces but what a treat. 

Finally the new deck just off the back door is finished.  The floorboards got a growth of mildew over the spring which had to be removed with a solution of bleach.  Three coats of stain were applied and the spindles were attached.  It's a great place to relax and watch nature, and best of all, it's done.

To see what other people are growing, head on over to http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Eight Gate Farm NH said...

Champion broccoli and cabbage, Mike. Deck looks spiffy too. Now you have to buy expensive deck furniture.

Eight Gate Farm NH said...

Champion broccoli and cabbage, Mike. Deck looks spiffy too. Now you have to buy expensive deck furniture.

Daphne Gould said...

Yum broccoli. Mine is just starting to head up, but not nearly like yours. I gave up on early broccoli as it never did well for me and I wanted nice heads.

foodgardenkitchen said...

The deck is looking like a very inviting place :) Green Magic is the type of broccoli we switched to last year. We've been quite happy with the results.

Mark Willis said...

The new desk looks great. I hope you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy it! (It needs some potted plants now!)

Margaret said...

Your deck looks beautiful! I love sugar snaps - they are definitely one of the most anticipated crops in the spring. And I can't believe how big your kohlrabi grew - incredible!

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