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First Harvest of 2010 Seeds Planted

April 29th, 2010

I harvest my first vegetables from the garden yesterday of seeds that I planted this spring. We’ve been eating lettuce, spinach and a few other items from the garden for a month or two, but those were all planted last year or are perennials. I sowed some ‘Pink Beauty’ radishes and arugula on March 17 in the cold frame.

I’ve been watching them bulb up and finally I decided to pick a few yesterday for an afternoon snack. It’s been six weeks since I planted them.

I have been planting radishes every 3 weeks in hopes of having a nice harvest of them constantly this spring. I’ll be harvesting the arugula soon, I’m super excited about this as it’s my favorite green.

Have you harvested any veggies from seeds you planted this spring?

18 Comments to “First Harvest of 2010 Seeds Planted”
  1. Candy on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I have not harvested anything yet, but a friend of my daughters was telling me about cold veggies that like the cold and will grow, I did a big row of beets, carrots, and lettuce. They are all growing and with the warm weather that is coming up…should really start growing. I will have really early beets and carrots!
    .-= Candy´s last blog .. =-.

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  2. Dave on April 29, 2010 at 8:49 am

    We had our first salad last week from lettuce, spinach and rainbow chard planted in the garden. Delicious!
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..The Thing About Box Store Bargains =-.

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  4. Dan on April 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

    The only spring plants I have harvested so far are pac choi & tatsoi. You really can’t beat asain greens in the spring. The radishes and lettuce are still tiny things. Lots of overwinter spinach & mache through.
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  5. Blake @ Salt, Teak & Fog on April 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Definitely. But then we’re in zone 11 (San Francisco). The radishes are all harvested and almost eaten up. We’ve been trying to eat enough salads to keep up with the mesclun, spinach and other lettuce patches. Same with kale and chard, which I LOVE. We also harvested a couple of carrot & beet thinnings the other day — exciting!
    .-= Blake @ Salt, Teak & Fog´s last blog ..interesting strawberry recipes =-.

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  6. Jaspenelle on April 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve harvest a couple ounces for Tom Thumb peas (a dwarf variety shell pea) however I sowed then in containers in February and grew them almost exclusively indoors. I think I will be harvest my romaine or radishes next, they seem to be in a neck and neck garden race!
    .-= Jaspenelle´s last blog ..Garden Update =-.

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  7. mamaraby on April 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    No harvests here yet. I haven’t even harvested Kale yet, but even if I had that wouldn’t count as I planted it last year. We’ve grown radishes in the past. We discovered, though, that we don’t actually like them all that much so we’ve dropped them from our list. :0)
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    • Susy on April 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      I’m actually not a huge fan of radishes either (funny, huh). They’re such a great plant to use to get an extra harvest in those spaces that you can’t grow warm weather crops in yet. Since many are able to be harvested in 6-8 weeks I grow them for quick vegetables and to make the most of my garden space. We’re learning to like them. I’m considering roasted a few to see how that changes the flavor.

      I’m also growing a few different varieties to see if we like the flavor of one more than another. I’m hoping to try ‘French Breakfast’ radishes soon.

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      • Blake @ Salt, Teak & Fog on April 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

        That is funny. I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that I also am just not that into radishes. I keep planting them because they come up so quickly…a little sign that all is well, I suppose. But perhaps the space should go to something else?
        .-= Blake @ Salt, Teak & Fog´s last blog ..interesting strawberry recipes =-.

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  8. MAYBELLINE on April 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    You are incredibly organized.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Spectacular! =-.

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  9. Wendy on April 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Those are beauuuutttiful radishes! I dont’ like them – but DH does!! I plant them every year and they never look quite so nice as those! :)

    Maybe I’ll have to add pink beauty to my list to try next year. I usually just buy the cheap seed. ;)


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  10. Renee on April 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Yep, I have had a few radishes, too! Yours look gorgeous!

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  11. Tommy on April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I feel like we cheat a little here in Southern CA. We’ve been harvesting broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, lots of lettuce (butternut and mesclun mix), onions, and sugar snap peas by the handfuls!
    I have never done any starter trays—just direct sow in the ground. I’m starting to see little tomato plants coming up and squash are getting huge. Lots of squash flowers, but the fruit so far has been moldy on the flower end (I think from all the rain we’ve been getting down here?).
    I just planted aspargus crowns a month ago, and all have sprouted, which is cool to see. Hopefully I can start harvesting these in 2 years or so!

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  12. Staceirene on April 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve had a gorgeous arugula salad…. (and mint & lemon balm tea, but those plants have been around forever!)

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    • Susy on April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      I love arugula, can’t wait for mine to be ready to harvest!

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  13. Beegirl on April 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Pink beauties are our favorites too! Mine are purring away in the cold frame. Yours ARE “beauties”!!
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..The Farmer and The Egg Lady =-.

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  14. MAYBELLINE on April 30, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Update: I have started planting my summer crops.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Spectacular! =-.

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  15. Lynn on April 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I have harvested some daikon sprouts, garden cress, chives, beet greens and ruby streak mustard greens. My arugula and gourmet greens are taking forever to grow this year. The weather here is so sporadic (San Francisco, Bay Area). One week it is warm upwards in the high 70’s and the next week it is pouring rain and in the low 50’s. Good old El Nino.

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