April and May Harvest Totals

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April and May Harvest Totals

  • Beet Greens: 12 g
  • Camellia Sinensis: 146 g
  • Chamomile: 1 g
  • Dandelion Flowers: 14 g
  • Dandelion Greens: 200 g
  • Green Garlic: 13 g
  • Pea Shoots: 9 g
  • Rosemary: 16 g
  • Tarragon: 12 g
  • Wild Asparagus: 2618 g
  • Wild Yarrow: 65 g

TOTAL: 3.106 kg

This year featured a very cold, slow start to spring, so I think that is one of the main differences between this year's harvest and last year's.  For example, I picked nearly twice the amount of asparagus last year at this time.  I was hoping that my herb garden would fare better over the cold winter, but even my mint plants died!  I'm starting most things again this year, so the herb harvests are quite small.  I also could have done a bit better on the dandelion flowers, but life is busy and I only managed to gather a small handful to infuse in oil for a salve.  What green garlic I harvested was purely accidental.  It seems that I somehow had some volunteer plants (I'm not sure how this would work with garlic - perhaps there were some smaller ones I forgot about that overwintered and continued growing?), and rather than let them mature in the odd places they were popping up I chose to pick them green.  I also know that I definitely had garlic scapes by this time last year, and yet here we are halfway through June and I haven't seen any sign of them!  If I'm seeing these types of yields in my small garden, I can only imagine what it must be like for the farmers in the area.  I hope they are able to be resourceful and find creative ways to make up for what must be a slow financial start for them.  Get out to your local markets and support the farmers!  I'm sure they need it this spring especially!