Harvest!

On December 16th I planted the greenhouse. Two and a half months later we have plants big enough to harvest.

The light colored plants are lettuce and the darker ones at the far end are spinach. These haven’t done as well as I would have liked but we have been eating fresh salad for a week or so. 

Mizuna was most definitely the big producer, I grew some over the summer and wasn’t to impressed with the taste but this is wonderful! Some plants taste better when they are fighting freezing, their natural antifreeze comes in the form of sugars. I did make a mistake here though, this patch of Mizuna was actually Asian Greens, a mix. Only Mizuna came up, I don’t know what didn’t come up! Since I am missing data I will probably end up planting the same failed crop again.

Below is the Mizuna and more spinach, since the crops are generally thin I need to plant again very soon, like last week.

All of these plants should have a 50-60 day turn around. I need to be more aggressive in regards to planting, I probably have a month of salad here now if it doesn’t get old, we will see, maybe I will plant today.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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