Monday I went out and picked all of the lettuce. We had some lows predicted and I didn't want any tip burn on the leaves. Red Sails and MQS doesn't seem to get it, but Deer Tongue does and I just love the taste of Deer Tongue.
Then on Wednesday my husband was out of town and I needed a bit of broccoli to go with some leftovers. I'm always amazed at the taste of fresh picked broccoli. It is so much better than store bought. The leftovers however still tasted like leftovers.
Thursday I was doing a stirfry so needed some Chinese cabbage. I ate the little head and the big head is being saved for later. And the leaves in front were composted. I'm always amazed at how much I toss with Chinese cabbage. The slugs do love them.
Friday was the big harvest day. I picked all the chard, broccoli, mizuna, and one leaf of kale that broke while picking the broccoli. There is more broccoli than it appears since most of it is on the bottom of the bowl.
Then it was over to the alliums. All the leeks were picked and one of the bunching onions. The little leek on the bottom had a bulb to it. I've had it happen before with Lincoln. I think next year I'm switching to a different variety.
I pretty much stripped the garden. I left some bunching onions, spinach, and mache for overwintering. I still have two dwarf kale plants. So I'll get one or two more harvests from them, but otherwise I'm done. Next week I'll do the tally overview for 2009 and let you know how I thought I did.
Even though I won't have harvests, I will keep up with Harvest Monday as long as I still get people that add their harvests or how they are using them. For my posts I might do an overview of what is still stored from the garden and the farmers markets and how I'm using it. I will be using local food all winter long, but mostly of the preserved variety. So I'll show it off. I even rearranged my pantry this week and put all my home canned items together and it looks really pretty.
Now onto the tally.
- Alliums 1.12 lbs
- Broccoli 0.88 lbs
- Carrots 0.29 lbs
- Greens 2.94 lbs
Weekly total: 5.34 lbs
Weekly spent: $0
Yearly total: 219.14 lbs
Yearly earned: $750.91
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!