Monday, January 11, 2010
This week I harvested two things from under the lights indoors. They are probably the only harvests I will have from indoors since my lettuce seeds never took off and my peppers have been infested with aphids and sucked dry. One has died and the other is on its way. I could have saved them if I had done something about the aphids a few months ago, but now its too late. I won't show you what they look like, its embarrassing. This is the one cayenne pepper that set before the aphid attack began. It just turned red. So now the only thing that is really producing under the grow lights in the herbs, rosemary, thyme, and basil. The funny thing is that we don't use the basil because its not a winter time flavor. Occasionally I remember to toss it in pasta sauce, but often it is forgotten.
My ginger died back recently and so I harvested the root this weekend. The main piece I planted back in June was no longer edible, but the off shoots where the leaves were created these two small pieces. I think if it had gotten more sun this summer and I had been more diligent about fertilizing it, they might have gotten bigger. They only weigh 1 1/4 oz. I haven't decided whether we'll eat it, or if I'll save it to re-plant and hope for better returns next year.
Maybe this week it will warm up so I can pick a few greens from the cold frame.
You can see what other gardeners are still harvesting at Daphne's Dandelions.