Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Harvests 11/23/09

A few warm days this week with temps in the 50s allowed me to prop the cold frame open to let out some of the moisture. This week I harvested winterbor kale from the cold frame. I tried to choose the leaves that were most getting in the way of the windows closing snug. This was picked at night and went into a yummy Barley-Tomato-Kale Soup from the Moosewood soups cookbook.
We also picked some tatsoi on Saturday to throw into a quick asian noodle soup. I love how it has formed beautiful rose shapes with the leaves. It is definitely doing better now than in the summer heat. I planted tatsoi in succession throughout the whole season, but the mid summer planting bolted very quickly. This last planting was horribly attacked by something eating its leaves in August, but has recovered nicely and is actually outside the cold frame. I have another harvest yet of it. I also have some seedlings of it in the cold frame so we'll see how it does at the temperature drops.
You can see what other gardeners are still harvesting at Daphne's Dandelions.


Dan said...

Your tatsoi look perfect! I have been thinking about starting a few more and after reading you have some seedlings growing I think I will start some. Why not right. Good luck with the rest of your fall crops, looks like they are doing wonderfully.

Sally said...

Nice kale and tatsoi. The timing fall planting of greens can be tricky; I'm still on a learning curve when it comes to that.

Daphne said...

Hmm could have sworn I commented already. It must have gotten eaten by by some web spider. Your tatsoi looks so pretty. I never would have know it struggled in August. Soup is my favorite way to eat it. Yum.