Monday, October 11, 2010

Harvest Monday 10/11/10

This week shows the slow down in the fall garden. Last week was 70 pounds, this week I only harvested 4. That includes 2 pounds of tomatoes that were picked green last week. These began to shown color this week and were added to the harvest total.
I harvested our first Brussels Sprouts this week, over one pound. They were good but should be even better now that we've had a few frosts this weekend.
We enjoyed a soup this week with leek, kale, beans and tomatoes from the garden.
The scarlet runner beans came in before the frost. They yielded 8 oz. They were planted experimentally amongst the tomatoes and grew up along the frame the tomatoes hung from. They did fine there.
I picked the last of the basil on Saturday night before the first full frost. It weighed 7 oz. I froze some and the rest we made into the last pesto of the year. Also picked 7.5 oz of carrots that night for another soup which also used kale and pumpkin from the garden.
The only frost-tender plants left in the garden are the peppers and eggplants. I've been covering them when the frost has threatened. However the forecast for this week is frost every night for the next 4 nights. So I'll be harvesting the last of the peppers and eggplants later today. You'll see them in next week's harvest totals.

Total this week: 4.48 pounds
Total this year: 427.47 pounds
You can see what other gardeners harvested this week at Daphne's Dandelions.

11 comments:

kitsapFG said...

That basil looks good! Mine has long been gone. So many great fall crops in your harvest this week - leeks, kale, brussel sprouts (yum!) and carrots and just a few summer crops to complement them - basil and tomato. :D

villager said...

Those frosts should sweeten up the brussels sprouts and kale nicely. The scarlet runner beans are beautiful!

Daphne said...

Brussels sprouts used to be one of my two favorite veggies when I was growing up. I always loved the little things for some reason. I still do, but not as much as I did then. I'm more of a broccoli fan now (which I hated back then). My harvests are really slowing down too. I'm still getting enough to eat, but not a lot of extras.

Shawn Ann said...

Those beans are pretty.
I've tried to like Brussels sprouts, they are so similar to cabbage and I like it, but I just can't stand the bitterness in the Brussels sprouts. But you sure have a nice harvest there.

thyme2garden said...

For "only" 4 pounds, you sure do have a nice selection of fall veggies here!

Mary said...

Brussel sprouts, yumm! I have yet to try growing them. Nice harvest!

-Mary

foodgardenkitchen said...

Nice harvest! And so many brussels sprouts - I'm hoping my plants continue to grow - it's if-fy. We've had a tough late summer/early fall for cool weather plants (it's in the mid-80s today). It's our first year trying to grow brussels and so far I'm having as much success as I have with broccoli and cauliflower (which I've tried growing for three years, twice a year) - marginal at best :)

Angela said...

You got nice variety for so late in the season! I am jealous of your Brussels sprouts. I don't have reliable frost so I can not grow them, they are so bitter when there is no frost, and so super sweet in your kind of climate.

Barbie said...

WOW! Looks like a whole lot more than 'just' 4 pounds! LOL WIsh I had 4 pounds of veggies to brag about!

TYRA said...

I agree with all the above, nice harvest indeed. Very impressive./ Tyra in the greenhouse

mac said...

Oooooh~~ brussels sprouts, one of my favorite veggies, I'm growing some now, but I started late, I'm not sure I'll get any harvest THIS year.