Monday, May 28, 2012

Harvest Monday - May 28, 2012

It was extremely hot this weekend, but the veggies are doing wonderfully! In fact, I underestimated how large the greens get and the community garden is exploding with kale and collard greens. I may have to move one or two of the collard green out of the garden and into containers (I have 4 plants in the community garden). The swiss chard was also doing OK, but the caterpillars really love them so they are all chewed up.
Collard Greens and Swiss Chard (from community garden)
Kale (from the community garden)
The bok choy out on the balcony is starting to bolt so I harvested them all. I have one plant in the shade, this one is still going strong.
Bok choy (from the balcony) and spinach that has completely bolted
I pulled out all the beets. From the outside it looked like only one of the plant will have any beet root, but there was a good number of beets - small but beautiful. I also like the beet leaves so I am happy with the harvest. I will try to grow more next time around.
Last of the beets (grown in 5 and 3 gallon container)
I'm linking to Daphne's Harvest Monday - check out all the fruits and veggies being harvested around the world!


  1. Pretty beets and greens! I don't really have trouble with caterpillars on the chard, but sometimes on the brassicas.

    1. Hm. I'm waiting to see if I need to start using Bt. So far, I think it is not too bad.

  2. Beautiful beets! The greens look great too. :)