Monday, November 30, 2009

Harvest Monday - 30 November 2009

Due to our unusually warm November I succeeded in harvesting all November long. This week I didn't pick much since it featured Thanksgiving and lots of leftovers. Most of the Thanksgiving fare that I brought featured items from the garden, but mostly stored or preserved food.

I picked some bunching onions and red lettuce. Both were used on the lox appetizer plate, but the lettuce was relegated to garnish. The hit of that plate were my pickled serranos. We have some friends that really love their heat.

The weather forecast calls for some sustained freezing weather towards the middle of the week, so you can bet I'll get out there and pick the rest of my lettuce, mizuna, Chinese cabbage and broccoli. I'll have a much bigger harvest than this week.

Now onto the tally.

  • Alliums 0.24 lbs
  • Greens 0.22 lbs

Weekly total: 0.46 lbs
Weekly spent: $0
Yearly total: 213.80 lbs
Yearly earned: $737.74

If you would like to join in showing off your harvest, put your name and URL into Mr. Linky below. It doesn't matter how big or small your harvest is. You don't have to count the pounds like I do. If you have had a harvest this last week, show us and join in!


  1. My very last tomato harvest (not bad for the last day of November!). I love the colour of the cranberry ice you made for Thanksgiving. Looks delicious!

  2. Since we were gone all we visiting family, I picked all of this week's veggies this past weekend. Unfortunately, we don't have any leftovers to enjoy.

    I think I'll go ahead an add a second layer of protection to my hoop houses when I get home tonight. I'm a bit concerned about this week's weather as well. Our temps have dropped down to 29 degrees before...I think what's different this time around is that they are slower at getting back up above freezing during the morning.

  3. I haven't even checked the weather at home. Nothing I can do about it, anyhow.

  4. Your lettuce is lovely, how sad to see the harvests come to an end.

    I had guests all the long weekend but managed to get out in the garden for a few harvests. Thank goodness we had sunny and mild weather other than one day of rain, we all managed to get out to walk off some of the holiday (and a birthday) excess!

  5. I did not specificaly write a harvest post, but did sho-off some amazing Brussels sprouts we had for Thanksgiving Day dinner. Your dinner looked amazing, I am going to try the cranberry ice!

  6. Amanda, that was a fabulous tomato harvest for this time of the year. I can't believe you picked an eggplant too.

    Thomas, I was lucky with leftovers. There were lots and we got to bring some home. I just have a touch left that I'll eat tomorrow.

    Stefaneener, Well you are off on vacation. Have fun.

    Michelle, I was out walking a couple of times last weekend too.

    henbogle, I saw those spout stalks. lol

  7. Hey, for your neck of the woods, anything in almost December is fantabulous. I hope you have an easy winter so you can get planting again right quick.

    I know this year you've tried to keep an expense record. I'm curious as to your thoughts on how it all added up and if it was worth it.

  8. Nice lettuce. I'm wishing I had seeded some back in August for harvesting now. We're getting buy with the other greens that are hanging on in the cold frame.

  9. I was hoping to post my first Fall harvest but I cannot find the Mr. Linky on your page???

  10. The fall has been so fair my Mom was asking if I will have lettuce all winter. I have a feeling this can't go on much longer :-)

  11. P.S
    Sorry for the multiple posts o Mr. Linky. I was having trouble with my browser last night and wasn't sure it came through. I guess next time I need to trust and wait!


  12. Ribbit, It has been a really weird warm November. Usually I would just have kale left. I've got to finish up my 2009 overviews then I'll do an over view of the costs vs rewards. But the garden really shocked me when I added it all up. I was dead on with estimating my expenses, but surprised about how much all the harvest was worth.

    Emily, your chard looks good still. I thought I had the last harvest of my chard, but it keeps surprising me. I could go out and harvest again.

    lcampbell, When I got up Mr. Linky was having issues, but they seem to be resolved now. Hopefully you can see it now right below the post.

    Dan, lol I think lettuce all winter would require a good greenhouse. I would love one attached to the house for warmth. It would be great to pick greens all winter long.

    Emily, no worries. I think I have it fixed. This morning Mr. Linky was acting a bit flaky though.

  13. Nice lettuce. My harvest is winding down too; not much to report. It was sad cutting down my raspberries but I guess it was time.

    Looking forward to reading more your new series and filling in a few of my knowledge gaps.

  14. Hi Daphne, I'm not sure how to "play" harvest Monday. Do I post my harvest here, on my own blog, or both places? Anyway, for the week ending Nov. 30, my southern California garden produced 6 Granny Smith apples (the last of the crop), 2 Meyer lemons (first of the crop), 1 navel orange first of the crop), 2 green onions, and 2 bell peppers.

  15. Sally, it is time. Our ground is going to freeze solid pretty soon I think.

    Lou, well it looks like you figured it out. Oh oranges. Yum. My favorite are honeybells. I can't wait before I get to taste my first one of the season.