Sunday, October 28, 2012

Harvest Monday - Oct 29, 2012

I thought that I had posted the last of my harvests, but obviously not :)  I did combine two weeks of harvests in this post.  It is not much, but cleaning up the garden, I did manage to get some more carrots, turnips, kohlrabi and (gasp) my first (and maybe my only) brussel sprout stem!!  I have no idea at what point to harvest them, but the lower ends started to flower and the top sprouts looked plump enough that I thought I would harvest them.  Yes, it was cooked into a delicious side dish today - with kids approving of it :)

As usual thanks to Daphne for hosting the Harvest Mondays!!

Carrots, radishes, turnips
Brussel sprouts

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Harvest Monday - October 8, 2012

This is a day late, but will most likely be the last major harvest for this season.  I'm surprised that I had so much more harvest at this time of the year.  Since sprinklers were being winterized, I had no option but to pull off last of the tomatoes and other veggies that could be used.  I pulled off all of the carrots and eggplants as well.  Except Kale, Swiss chard, kohlrabi and brussel sprouts everything else is gone.  Garlic was planted last monday, over 150+ of them!!

Lots of Tomatoes
2 more bittergourds hiding in the dried vines.
Last of the carrots and some beets
Thanks to Daphne for hosting Harvest Mondays!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Harvest Monday - October 1, 2012

This week saw another small harvest.  Carrots were pulled, and there's still another set of them in ground.  It's a good thing that carrots are frost friendly, so I can pick them at different times!  Bittergourds were all taken off, as the vines were frost bitten (:  I did save 5-6 seeds for next year.  Swiss chard is all chopped off, wonder if it will still regrow more leaves...

Tomatoes are still being picked when they turn a lighter color.  I'm battling for tomatoes with voles which are eating it green and another likely frost this weekend (:  I have no intention of covering it again.  So green tomatoes it is.  They do ripen well inside, so I guess it's ok.

Daphne's Dandelions hosts Harvest Mondays to show off harvests, so thank you Daphne for that!

Swiss chard
Tomatoes and bittergourds
Kohlrabi and carrots
Tomatoes (to be ripened indoors)
Tomatoes(above) spread out on a newspaper to help ripen them.