Monday, December 19, 2011

Harvest Monday - December 19, 2011

I was gone all last week. Though on last Monday I did get a harvest. While I was gone very cold temperature were predicted. I pulled out all the white stemmed bok choy. About a pound and a half. Then I covered the rest of the green stemmed bok choy and the tatsoi. They are more cold hardy. I put on some plastic. Before they just had a row cover, but while I was gone the lows were predicted to get into the teens. I'm not sure they would survive without plastic.

I also picked some Fun Jen. I didn't cover it with plastic as the plastic I was using was too small to cover both and I haven't been eating it so don't really care if it lives right now. I like it in salads, but recently salads just don't appeal. I've been eating lots of soup but not a single salad.

The whole harvest totaled just over two pounds. I sent it to my townhouse mates since I was leaving the next morning. I didn't get photos as the camera had already been packed up.

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.

17 comments:

  1. Your townhouse mates are so lucky to be able to enjoy home-grown veggies with you.

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  2. Didn't harvest anything this week. However the basil and parsley are doing well in the aero garden. Did plant some lettuce seed in there but it didn't germinate. Will check everyone else's harvest later. Haven't had much time for blogging. Busy time of the year.

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  3. Hope your enjoying more travels!

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  4. It will be interesting to see how well the plants do without the heavier plastic covering. Good harvest for the neighbors!

    Hope you are enjoying your travels and having a good time.

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  5. Are you able to travel much during the heat of the year? The idea of not being tied by the garden is appealing, but we so find ourselves planning around low-rain times of year and imminent harvest needs. When does your spring planting really get going?

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  6. When it's cold out salads are kind of hard to eat I think. I'm eagerly awaiting soup weather, but don't want my tomatoes to go away. Two pounds is a GREAT harvest in cold weather!

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  7. Same here, soups, not salads. Although we do have some salad makings. I'm thrilled to have harvested 3 lbs of produce this week, not bad for late December.

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  8. Randy, I've certainly taken trips then. I usually take one trip in August every year. I usually pray it isn't right when the tomatoes are ripe. One year I left for a week in June to take care of my mom. The garden has always survived without me. My biggest problem when I go is to get people to pick what I want them to. Some things (like beans and peas) really need to be picked when they are ready or the plants can stop producing.

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  9. It is nice that you can make good use of your extra vegetables by sharing them with your townhouse mates. It seems that all too often things get overgrown or spoiled when I'm not able to use everything that the garden has to offer. We've been enjoying more soups and stews than salads lately also, so I was very happy to be able to harvest a good amount of lettuce to make a salad for a potluck dinner this week.

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  10. Yes, we finally got hit by low temps too though I left some of the pak choi in the garden so it's unharvestable now but maybe I"ll get seeds next year. Lots of indoor harvests left around here but outdoor is getting scarse.

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  11. I hope you're having/had a good break. Its interesting how much climate does dictate our food desires - we are definitely in salad season now!

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  12. I love soups but I have become quite addicted to my daily salads! besides the greens, sometimes edible flowers and herbs, I put in slices of apple or pear, avocado when it's on sale, some cheese slivers and a few pickled olives, usually a Greek or Italian style, sometimes I get the one with Feta cubes in it. I only harvested about 1 pound this week, has been rainy and cold.

    but soon it will be time to plant tomatoes again!

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  13. Hi, I'm joining in the blogging action from a place where it is summer...

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  14. Definitely soup season. Its funny how sometimes what we have available in the garden isn't what we want to eat. In the summer when the tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant are going crazy I'd much rather have some peas and broccoli! But then when the summer days are gone, all I want is a fresh, juicy tomato!

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  15. The garden definitely slowing down here in Maine; am looking forward to hibernating in front of a fire and a stack of seed catalogs at hand... Happy Holidays to all!

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