First Harvest of the Season
Exactly one month ago, I planted my winter garden. Today, I harvested my first greens! Today’s harvest was kind of a “forced harvest,” meaning that I had to thin out my quickly growing plants–beets, arugula, lettuce mix and dill. This week I will continue to thin the greens that I will lightly saute–Red Russian kale, Dinosaur kale, turnip greens and bok choi. Besides being so much more economical than transplants, seeds also yield more because you generally plant more than you will actually let fully mature. This makes for wonderful young salad greens that are so tender and delicious!