Sunday Harvest and pretty butterfly


We had another harvest on Sunday: this time we harvested mesclun mix salad greens, mizuna mustard, 2 radishes, and some baby tatsoi which we were thinning out to allow the remaining plants to grow big and delicious. The prize item was 4 cherry tomatoes. Which did not make it down to the dining hall, sorry.

I don’t have any pictures of the harvest, BUT, I do have a picture of this really pretty butterfly that was drying it’s wings in the morning sun! It’s a Limenitis arthemis astyanax (Red Spotted Purple) and it is I think the most spectacular butterfly found in Michigan. And I just looked it up on google and the caterpillar looks really bizarre! Go check it out!

Back to gardens… it’s a quiet week here with no students so I’m going to get some odds and ends jobs taken care of and get everything ready for next week!

Red Spotted Purple butterfly



About umbsgarden2011

The U of M Biological Station is running a kitchen garden for the second year in a row! I am the new garden gal, trying to fill the big shoes of Nate Lada. Stay tuned to hear how the garden fares this year.
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