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5×5 Harvests

May 29th, 2014

I missed my 5×5 Challenge post yesterday, with the holiday weekend I’ve been off a day every since. Last week marked my first harvest from the 5×5 garden. We’ve been enjoying an evening salad every night. It’s amazing how many salads a small plot of lettuce will produce. If you remember, I planted this lettuce back in early April.
salad harvest
I like to pick the outside leaves of the little lettuce plants rather than cutting the entrée plant. Doing this ensure continual production until the weather gets too hot. Of course the chickens LOVE the salad as well so I have put a little fence in the garden to keep them out!

Are you harvesting anything for your plate from the garden yet?

5 Comments to “5×5 Harvests”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 29, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Susy, I’ve been harvesting lettuce and radishes for salads out of my garden area. It’s been a challenging year here in Nebraska for gardening. The two cherry tomatoes have blossoms so we are finally on the way to harvest. The potatoes are growing like gang busters and need the second layer to be planted. With Bradley being out of school now, garden time is at a premium.

    Have a great 5X5 harvest day.

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  2. Misti on May 29, 2014 at 8:15 am

    We planted a late round of lettuce that is now bolting. I should go and harvest it tonight—might have to wade to it since our front yard flooded with all the rain!

    Just waiting patiently for my first tomatoes…I can’t wait!

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  3. Andrea on May 29, 2014 at 8:33 am

    We have not harvested anything yet, but I am happy to report that my lettuces went to seed last year and I have a huge patch growing in the bed. I need to help them along a bit by thinning, otherwise they look lovely!

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  4. Tonya on May 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I will soon be harvesting some beautiful lettuces that I started in April (I live in Michigan). Can you tell me how you’ve fenced your 5X5? I’m looking for a simple and inexpensive way to keep the squirrels out of mine. I have six raised beds inside a 6 foot deer fence but the squirrels climb the fence and seem to think the raised beds are playgrounds I’ve prepared especially for them. I need to totally cover them. Any ideas anyone? (I had snow peas that were about 6″ tall – now about 25% of the row is dug up and strewn about!) Thankfully they only seem to really dig up the raised beds, they (mostly) leave the rest of my garden alone.

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  5. Mary @ St Henry II on June 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Yep! It’s been salad for dinner every other night around here and we still can’t keep up! I’m about to harvest some onions too, which will be good for all kinds of stuff. (Had planned to do that today but it’s a little too wet.)

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