Monday, October 17, 2011

Harvest Monday - October 17, 2011

Purple beans, long beans, mini napa cabbage thinning, Shanghai bok choy, eggplants, and radishes.

We have had some freezing temperatures in recent weeks, the beans, eggplants, cherry tomatoes, and one last watermelon are still hanging in there, I'm amazed at how resilient they are.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions head over there to see more garden harvests from around the globe.


  1. Oh my....your harvests are just so so beautiful!!

  2. Absolutely beautiful harvest! The mini napa cabbages and bok choy are just about perfect looking. Do you not get slugs where you are located or are you just wildly successful at keeping them away from your fall greens?

  3. Do you always harvest the whole plant with your Bok Choy and Napa Cabbages, or do you treat some as pick and come again?

  4. kitsapFG,
    I haven't seen slugs YET, maybe the lizards ate them? My biggest problem is flying insects and aphids. I have problems growing brassicas in spring and summer, I may luck out if I remember to start seeds really early and harvest them by mid March, otherwise the greens will be infested with aphids and not edible.

    Most of the time I harvest the whole plant when it comes to bok choy and napa cabbage because they are planted thickly, I thin them out as they grow. I do pick edible chrysanthemum leaves and they come again.

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