La Gran Cosecha
Today there was much harvesting to do in the Beach Flats Garden. The squash have been growing in the heat of the sun, getting sweet and tender to please the gardener’s tastebuds. We harvested two for ourselves, but at least a dozen more tasty specimens were hiding under the broad pointed squash leaves. The first cabbage was ready today; a large light green head was harvested. This cabbage will last for several weeks in the fridge, giving a sweet fresh crunch to tacos, salads, soups and sandwiches.
The main harvesting task was the herbs. We have a long row of oregano, thyme, mint, and tarragon on the east side of our parcel. These herbs form an aromatic hedge that is abundantly delicious. They have been growing feverishly all spring, and now the long sprigs of oregano and thyme need to be harvested. the oregano is growing secondary stems and and the thyme is starting to flower. We cut them down to the base with garden clippers, leaving a little bit of of the plant to grow back for the next round of harvesting.