Sunday, December 26, 2010

Harvest Monday - December 27, 2010

Last harvest of the year -- mustard greens and radishes.


This is a pleasant surprise, I didn't expected cauliflower to grow in shade, when I transplanted the seedlings to the north bed I knew it would be shady from late October through early March, but I have no other space available for them at the time, they grow and form heads anyway despite lack of sun, I wonder all cauliflowers do the same. 

This is the first year I tally my harvests, I didn't expected to take in more than 790 lbs of produce, my original goal was to produce about 250 lbs of veggies for fresh eating, I'd underestimated the (water) weight of fresh vegetables. If the Napa cabbages were harvested today, the year end total would hit over the 800 lb mark, but there's no need for them now, they are reserved for next week's New Year winter dumplings. 

Wish you all have a very Happy New Year and look forward to see your new garden again soon.     

Last harvest of the year:
Mustard greens   1.51 lb
Daikon radishes  1.16 lb

Total for the week 2.67 lb

 There are more garden harvests at Daphne's Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Harvest Monday -- December 20, 2010

Cut and run mustard, it was too cold to stay outside, 
I didn't bother to sort and clean them,  this batch will be used for kraut.

Mustard greens before the harvest.

In this bed I have Napa cabbages, broccoli, and radishes.

Spinach and tatsoi.
I should be able to pick some spinach in the next couple weeks.

There are asparagus in the right corner covered with snow,
brussels sprouts and chards are inside the tunnel.

Cauliflowers inside the tunnel, wonder they would bolt later.

Container lettuce growing under pergola without row cover.

Salad -- roasted kabocha squash, spicy sunflower seeds,
cranberries, raspberry walnut vinaigrette.

Roasted kabocha squash - olive oil, salt, pepper, and honey.

This week's harvest:
Mustard greens  3.50 lb
Lettuce (didn't weight)

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions, head over there to see more harvests by other gardeners.