This year we started the lettuce seeds later in the season in order to avoid bolting (early flowering in response to heat), and early fall aphid attacks. Right now the lettuce is growing very healthy and happy in the fields and should be ready for harvest in a couple of weeks.
This week we will continue harvesting Mizuna greens, this is a milder tasting relative of arugula. This Asian green is a great alternative to lettuce in a salad because of its crispness and mild flavor.
This week we will begin to harvest Hakurei turnips, a mild tasting crisp turnip that can be eaten raw or cooked. Enjoy both the round white roots and the greens.
Thanks to slightly cooler weather the last two months, we were able to get an early start on the spinach crop. So far it looks like this highly nutritious and antioxidant rich green will provide a bountiful yield this winter.
Enjoy the harvest