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Today was a huge day for gardening. In addition to dinner, I harvested a bunch of things that were simply in the way.
- I cleared out all the spinach where the tomatoes needed to go. I include only one bowl of spinach in the photo, but there were 7 almost identical bowls about that size. I gave away some. The rest is getting frozen for use over the winter. Not bad: May, and I’m already saving for a snowy day.
- I harvested the rest of the tatsoi (photo 3; 2nd from left) to make space for peppers
- I harvested the mispoona (photo 3; left) to make space for peppers
- I harvested two volunteer mustards (photo 3; 3rd from left); one was in the spinach patch (tomatoes); one was with the tatsoi (peppers)
- About 7 volunteer heads of lettuce, most of them on the skimpy side, what with being surrounded by spinach and all (photo 3; right)
- about 10 volunteer cilantros that were mixed in with the spinach. I see huevos rancheros in my future. (photo 2; left)
- 2 volunteer orach (photo 2; 2nd from left) to make space for peppers
- all the radishes that had started to bolt (photo 2; right); 4 of them turned out to be worth eating for their roots. I need to pick the rest tomorrow, bolted or no, because the little pink one was texturally wonky, so I think at this point they’ll last better in the fridge if I can’t eat them. My partner thought the white one tasted the best, but I’ve now pulled about 8 of them because their tops got too big, and only two that we harvested today were worth eating. Possibly they’re better planted in the fall?