The First Vegetable Harvest from My Fire Escape

Posted on Jun 17 2009 - 3:00am by Mike Lieberman

After being away for six days, I was shocked when I returned to see the growth of the lettuces in my containers. It was definitely time for my first harvest. Most of the leaves were at least 6 inches and didn’t want them to get much larger.

This brings me one step closer to my goal of getting one salad. Didn’t turn this into a salad because I had already eaten dinner.

Made this post abbreviated because still playing catch up from being away. I definitely wanted to get something posted though as it’s pretty damned exciting (at least for me).

Will definitely do a more substantial post later in the week. Hopefully, it’ll include some fire escape salad in it.

  • http://www.gardenertofarmer.net/ JeanAnnVK

    Congrats, dude, that is so awesome! Can't wait to see the fire escape salad…

  • lizwilkinson

    yum!

  • Mike Lieberman

    That pretty much is the salad for this one. Just lettuces, but damned good lettuces, dude.

  • escuccim

    I live in a condo so I have a small back porch. I haven't tried growing any real veggies but I do have small but successful basil, mint, oregano and parsley plants going. It's very exciting eating food you've grown yourself. Much more exciting now then when I was a kid and every summer we'd eat veggies grown from my father's garden.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Absolutely. I've never grown anything so this was pretty sweet for me. What's stopping you from growing some veggies?

  • escuccim

    Nothing really. I'm just new to growing stuff and wanted to start with something easy. As I get more comfortable growing my herbs maybe I'll see if I can get any veggies for the fall. Otherwise I will definitely try to grow more next summer.

  • Mike Lieberman

    I hear that. This is my first time too and I decided to go big. It might be a flaw of mine, but there is no middle of the road for me. It's either all or nothing.

  • escuccim

    It looks like you are succeeding with your first time so that's awesome. I'm also growing a blueberry bush but I think it will be at least a few years before it starts fruiting. I'm keeping my herbs alive and that's enough to keep me happy for now.

  • Mike Lieberman

    What's the size of the bush now? I was thinking of doing a blueberry bush or dwarf banana tree, but reigned myself in.

  • escuccim

    When I got it it was about a 2 inch little sprout. Now it's about 2 feet wide, but not really round. It's more flat, but it's doing very well and I hope it starts fruiting in a few years. When I got it I didn't know it took 2-3 years to reach maturity.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Cool. Good to know. Keep me updated.

  • http://www.source2studios.com/ TH

    Brooklyn boy back home and digging in te dirt! Nice message brother!

  • Mike Lieberman

    Gotta represent the Brook.

  • Unc

    nothing better than some good fresh organic greens with a good aged steak naturally graised(organic)

  • Unc

    nothing better than some good fresh organic greens with a good aged steak naturally graised(organic)

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  • http://twitter.com/AmandaHatesKat Amanda

    Delicious looking!

  • Anonymous

    Looks exceptionally fresh!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Most defiinitely.