We had a very small harvest this week - just some baby lettuce mix and arugula grown in our indoor grow box, and probably the last few cucumbers from our slowly-but-surely dying cucumber vines. This lull between summer and fall is turning out to be kind of depressing! Now I have to wait patiently for my fall crops to start growing.
I harvested the baby greens (and reds) from these two containers. I thought I took a picture of the harvested lettuce, but apparently I forgot to do it. It wasn't a lot of lettuce, just enough to make two appetizer-sized salads.
I spaced out and did not remember to take a picture of my harvested cucumbers until after I sliced them all up. My loud "oh no!" probably made Keith think that I cut my finger with the kitchen knife or something. With the way that our brown and brittle cucumber vines look right now, these may very well be the last cucumbers of the season. We'll see if we get any more next week. Otherwise, adiós, garden cucumbers. See you next year.
I made some tzatziki with these cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, salt and plain yogurt. Various recipes said that greek yogurt works the best, but all I had in the fridge was plain yogurt, so that's what I used. It still turned out pretty yummy, if a bit too garlicky. That's what happens when you just wing it without following a recipe!
Oh, I almost forgot. I also harvested about 16 oz of basil. 1 lb of basil doesn't sound like a lot, but it's really a lot of basil. They filled up a huge serving bowl. I took all the leaves off the stems (so tedious) and laid them down to dry, as we have enough frozen pesto cubes for now. They filled up three large pizza pans and four cookie sheets.
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