Monday, December 14, 2009

Harvest Totals 12/14/09

This past week we got at least a foot more snow. My lacinato kale did not do well with being snow covered last year so when I saw that it was getting close, I harvested almost all of it. I had to be on snow shoes to do so. It totaled around 7 oz of kale. It was the sweetest we've had yet. I think this might be the last from these plants. Over the course of the season from May to December I've harvested over 4 pound of kale from these plants. A usual harvest would be around 3 to 4 oz for a meal, though there were larger harvests of 10 oz a couple of times this summer. Altogether a good showing for my six lacinato kale plants.

You can see what other gardeners are still harvesting at Daphne's Dandelions.

8 comments:

Daphne said...

Now that is perseverance. Harvesting with snowshoes. I still haven't picked mine yet and don't know how long to wait. I guess I should experiment and pick it twice to see.

Dan said...

That is alot of snow and kale! Very nice.

Toni said...

How fun to have something to harvest.. in all that snow!

How do you use your kale?

Emily said...

Toni,

Sometimes it goes into soup, sometimes we roast it. This time we sauteed it with onion and dried raisins and used it to roll inside of some chicken and baked it. It was very yummy.

Emily

miss m (InfG) said...

Harvesting in snowshoes, how cool ! :D

Thomas said...

I can't wait to grow this variety next year...you have to appreciate a plant that survives in the garden for so long.

Michelle said...

I guess I shouldn't complain about having to put my rain gear and mud shoes on to go out to harvest the kale! The kale is definitely sweeter now, it doesn't take a lot of cold weather to make it taste better.

Ruth said...

Good...delicious and healthy eating!