Monday, May 6, 2013

First Harvest Monday of 2013 - May 6th, 2013

The first real harvest from the garden is always so exciting! Everything is growing beautifully in the balcony garden. Last year, I grew wild arugula that was just way too peppery for me, so this year I planted the rocket salad arugula. It still has the great flavor of arugula that I just adore, but with less bite. I prefer to eat it with other salad green.
18 gallon with arugula, fava beans and jerusalem artichoke
My container of green and red romaine lettuce and bok choy is also doing well. I harvest a couple of the outer leaves from the romaine lettuce.
Long container with romaine lettuce (both red and green) and bok choy
I was able to harvest enough greens for two salads - it was delicious. I think this is going to be a good year!
Arugula harvest 1
Arugula and romaine harvest
2013 Salad Number 1!
I'm really happy to join Daphne for her harvest Monday posts. I hope the first of many to come for this year.


  1. Congrats on your first harvest!! Things are looking amazing!!

  2. Beautiful lettuce. All look so healthy.

  3. You grow the most gorgeous veggies in containers! I never could get them to grow well, I killed all my container lettuce last year. Wish me luck, because I'm doing peppers, tomatoes, herbs and strawberries this year. If I can keep them alive for a month, I'll consider it a success, LOL!

    1. Thank you! Compliment coming from an gardening guru, I am super flattered! You just made my day!!