Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Harvests 11/30/09

It seems quite amazing that I can still run out to the garden on this last day of November when I need a little bit of green for a meal. You can see what other gardeners are still harvesting at Daphne's Dandelions.
This week I ran out for some arugula and mizuna to add to a breakfast of huevos ranchros on Saturday morning.
Here is the breakfast they contributed to.
Tonight I ran out in the dark for some greens for out tacos. I ended up with a few leaves of swiss chard which we chopped to use as one of our toppings.

Neither harvest amounts to much by weight but psychologically it is nice to know that I don't have to buy store-bought lettuce and I can provide the bits of green we need. I do wish that I had seeded some lettuce back at the end of August because we only have arugula and some regular lettuce would be nice. However, the Swiss Chard does alright as a stand in.

We still have some carrots and kohlrabi in the cold frame that I need to pick and the kale is plugging along quite well. Maybe we will get to the carrots this week.

P.S. Here's a funny photo of the squirrel that was licking the mat on my parents' porch in Maryland last week. Not sure what yummy substance he found on the mat there.


Dan said...

Breakfast looks good! It has been a great Nov here as well, we broke a record for having zero snow for the whole month.

Daphne said...

I agree with Dan, the breakfast looks great. Yum. I used to eat huevos rancheros all the time for breakfast.

Lou said...

Your mizuna and arugula look great. I planted some a few weeks ago in my southern California garden, and they're still too tiny to pick. My raised beds are new and I'm still learning what will grow when in our shady back yard. --Lou