Monday, January 30, 2012

Harvest Monday - January 30, 2012

Beets, daikon, radish, turnips, and tatsoi greens.
I pulled all the root crops today, they are putting out new leaves,
the bi-annual roots won't grow anymore due to longer daylight, 
but I'll start another batch of seeds for spring.  


Remaining overwintered greens:  chard, spinach, and kale.


Piracicaba Broccoli and Romano Broccoli.

There's not much going on in the gardening department, I started some seeds for green onions, broccoli raab, bok choy, lettuce, and chrysanthemum greens.  I'll be sowing peas, beets, kohlrabi, turnips, tatsoi, more lettuces, cilantro, and some other cold tolerant crops in the coming days.

Drop by Daphne's Dandelions host of Harvest Monday 
to see more garden harvests from around the globe.



20 comments:

Barbie said...

Colorful! I love it. Roasting the beets?

Norma Chang said...

I am so jealous of your garden and harvest, my garden is still sleeping.

Michelle said...

Lovely roots you have there! Not much going on in my garden either. I've got fhe gardening blahs and am having a hard time etting motivated to do my winter chores, much less blog about it. I will get my spinach post done though.

Stoney Acres said...

Every thing looks great! Just a few more weeks and there will be lots going on in your gardening department so enjoy the rest.

Robin said...

Your winter harvest and garden looks great!

TEAM DEAN said...

I can't wait to try tatsoi next year. any tips?

Mac said...

Barbie,
Yes yes yes, I'm going to roast the beets and turnips.


Norma,
Your garden will wake up soon, coming Thursday is Groundhog Day!


Michelle,
I've been in gardening blahs myself, still not motivated to blog and do gardening chores.
Looking forward to your spinach post, need some help in this subject.

Stoney Acres,
Thanks, the veggies are perking up a tiny bit everyday, hope the wait is not too long.


Team Dean,
Tatsoi is pretty cold hardy, just grow it as any brassica greens, it will do fine.
Thanks for dropping by.

Mac said...

Robin,
Thank you!

Liz said...

Your root crops look lovely - I will have to sow more roots this year. Arrgh now my mind is on my winter garden - surely I can enjoy the summer one a little longer yet? Still there's always something to plant, grow and eat here so I should count myself very lucky.

Daphne said...

Beautiful harvest. I totally forgot to sow my root crops this fall. I wish I had.

Mac said...

Liz,
I'm drooling over your beautiful summer produce.


Daphne,
Last year was the first time I remember to sow fall-winter root crops. It helps a bit when there's nothing else to harvest in the winter.

Mary Hysong said...

beautiful roots and greens! I have to remember to plant more earlier this year~

kitsapFG said...

I love the arrival of longer days and increasing sun strength. It does mean the overwintered root crops days are numbered though. I pulled the rest of my parsnips last weekend for the same reason.

Your harvest this week looks great (as always!).

Mac said...

Mary, KitsapFg,
Thanks, having some roots in the ground for winter harvest helps a lot when there's not much growing until mid March or so.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Gorgeous root vegetables you harvested there! I am curious on how you enjoy your turnip?

Mac said...

MK Girl,
We like roasted turnips, I toss the roots with some olive oil, salt and pepper + a dash of maple syrup/honey, it's easy and delicious.

Lynns Urban Garden Diary said...

Your harvest and gardens look amazing! I am trying to be patient while waiting for spring. :)

Lynn

Mac said...

Lynn,
Thanks you.
Spring is here according to the lunar calendar, Feb 4th was first day of spring, let's hope our gardens are blessed with abundance harvests this year.

Colleen P said...

How big of an area and how much sunlight is needed for your garden? I have never tried to plant anything during the cooler months, that might be my big mistake here in Las Vegas. I am taking a desert plant class at CSN here, but I don't think it covers gardening. Any suggestions or pointing in the right direction would be of great help.

Mac said...

Colleen,
You don't need a lot of space to grow veggies, you can start with a small bed such as 3'x5' or 4'x4' with at least 6-7 hours of sunlight, some herbs and leafy greens can grow in semi shade. As you gain more experience you might want to expand your planting area, it's better to do it in small segments so you are not overwhelmed with gardening chores and become discourage.
Check your USDA zone for plant hardiness, (Las Vegas is in Zone 9a), so choose the type of vegetable that can grow successfully in your area. Vegetable gardening is mostly trial and error, we all learn from making mistakes.

I just added another small raised bed to the garden this year, now I have 6 small raised beds from 3'x3' to 4'x8', the planting beds were added over a period of 5 years as I learn to garden, it's a slow process, but it works for me.

Have fun and good luck with your new garden.