Monday, November 16, 2009

A Month of Harvests

I've been behind on posting my harvest photos for almost the past month. We've had about one harvest a week from the garden. Here they are, better late than never. You can see other gardener's harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.

10/22 Lacinato Kale and 1 carrot. I was curious how the carrots were developing so I pulled one of the larger ones. It seems like they could be harvested any time now.
10/31 Arugula and Mizuna for a salad with pears and goat cheese. Yum!
11/4 This was my first harvest in the dark after the time change. The sun sets around 4:30 now so if I want to harvest for dinner I have to don the headlamp and head out into the darkness. I picked all the Broccoli Rabe. It seems like it needed more sun. There wasn't much to each plant. It did better in the spring. I also picked some of the Italian Dandelion Chicory to round out the Broccoli Rabe pasta dish I was making.
11/11 Another night time harvest: Lacinato Kale. We roasted this in the oven and it was very good.

We still have winterbor kale, carrots, arugula, kolhrabi, swiss chard, mizuna ,sorrel, claytonia, & mache in the cold frame along with a few stray beets. The biggest problem right now is the slugs which are feasting on the kohlrabi. It seems that I'm picking off slugs every time I go out. Hopefully we'll be able to continue to harvest well into December and see how things survive once the snow falls. Here's a photo of the mache which is supposed to be the hardiest of all.


Daphne said...

That is a lot of nice harvests. I'm going to have to grow more kale next year. I really like it. Yours looks beautiful.

Thomas said...

You have a lot of interesting greens here! I have have to make mental note to try some of these varieties next year.

Michelle said...

Lacinato kale, mmm, my favorite kale. Your's is beautiful! Claytonia is a native here and grows all over the place during the winter. It should be starting to emerge soon.

Dan said...

Great looking crops. I have slug problems too but they are not as bad as this past spring. If you find out a way to control them let me know. The salad w/ pear & goat cheese sounds good, will have to try that one.

Marcia said...

You've had a good harvest.

I was able to pick some lettuce for sandwiches. I used the swiss chard in a spinach/chard soup with chick peas. I don't think it will grow much more. One pea blossom is opening but I think I was too late for snowpeas.

Sally said...

You have lovely salad greens. Nothing I planted for fall harvest made it. I'm trying for lettuce and some other greens indoors; we'll see.

miss m (InfG) said...

Very nice ! The kale looks so hearty and delicious. I wish mine had done better. Better luck next year, I guess.