Radish and Lettuce Harvest With Special Guests

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After a couple of weeks of watering and weeding, it was time for Eli and I to harvest the first batch veggies from our children’s garden and I can safely say round one was a success!

Over the course of a couple of days, we harvested Easter Egg Radishes and KCCG’s 30th Anniversary Gourmet Blend Lettuce to put on our sandwiches and salads.

Prior to the harvest, I was concerned that we didn’t thin the radishes enough and that we didn’t protect the lettuce from all the critters roaming in our backyard. But thankfully the radishes were abundant and the lettuce was untouched by critters so there was no need for concern.

Speaking of critters, on the afternoon we harvested radishes, we caught some special guests hanging out in the garden. A family of foxes were feasting on our mulberry tree as we walked out to begin our harvest.

We’ve had foxes in our neighborhood for years but it’s been awhile since we’ve seen them so it was a nice unexpected treat to see them again for both of us. One kit spotted us and stared us down for a good 2 or 3 minutes before running away with the rest of them which provided a little extra entertainment for Eli.

Aside from the bounty that we picked, what I found most successful was the fact that my son got a kick out of harvesting. He showed genuine interest in the process and even said: “We’re like farmers picking our crops!”

Next up to harvest: beets, dragon tongue beans, cucumber, swiss chard, potatoes, and nasturtium flowers.


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