This was Sunday's harvest. The only harvest that got photographed and weighed this week. I love how the zucchini are still pretending to produce. They never get big. If I don't pick them right away they rot out. They just don't have the energy this time of year to make a big zucchini. But little ones are well loved. One is perfect for me as an addition to a stirfry.
This week also features the first Fun Jen, which is the light green leaves at the top. These were just thinnings from the Asian green patch. Fun Jen makes great Asian salads. I never cook with it though as the leaves don't hold up well to heat.
The kale is also the first harvest of the year. I pretty much transplanted them and put them under a cover and ignored them until now. They really needed a weeding, but just so a few of the weeds didn't go to seed. Soon they will outgrow their cover. They are getting very tall. I think I want to stake them before winter hits. The snows really knock them over and I'd rather they stay upright. The kale is a mix from Fedco. Some varieties I can tell what they are, but most I don't know. They dinosaur kale isn't doing well here, but the red one is probably growing the best of all. If it can survive our winters unprotected I'll have to try to identify it. Last year I only had some dwarf curly kale. It went into the winter tiny and they all survived and produced in early spring. If I could get one that would produce in the fall and the spring I'd be really happy. But it might take two patches for that. The mature ones might not make it through the winter as well as the small plants.
I also have lettuce, herbs, a few beans (mostly they have stopped producing), peppers and tomatoes being picked. They don't get weighed or photographed. The weather is really starting to fluctuate a lot and it is getting colder. I'm hoping one of my friends wants the huge piles of basil in the garden right now. They won't last much longer. They die long before the first frost. Personally I have plenty frozen already and don't need more except for a few leaves here and there.
- Cucurbits 0.33 lbs
- Greens 2.87 lbs
- Herbs unknown
- Lettuce unknown
- Pepper unknown
- Tomato unknown
- Weekly Total 3.19 lbs
- Weekly Spent $0
- Yearly Total 473.36 lbs
- Veggie Garden was worth $981.88
- Fruit 1.69 lbs
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.