In the basket are some tiny cabbages. I need to get them in earlier next year. They were just too small. Each of them are about a third of a pound each. I guess they will be good to make cole slaw for one. Even small they will keep pretty well for a couple of months but not much longer. Also in the basket are some kohlrabies. Both green and purple. I gave a couple to my townhouse mates. I don't find kohlrabi keeps that well. So when I want slaw it will be made from this first. Or I'll just eat them with dip. That is probably my favorite.
The big washtub was filled with carrots. I've packaged them up in some plastic boxes in the fridge. They will keep for a long time that way. Last year I chopped most of them up and blanched and froze them, but I'm not going to do it this year. I think I have enough space (barely) in the fridge to store them long term. Like the cabbages these also needed a couple of extra weeks to really size up well enough. I'm going to try to get them in earlier next year to see if I can get a great harvest instead of just an OK harvest. The one year they were planted in the circle garden they got to be 14" long and some over an inch in diameter and oh so sweet. But that is the sunniest and warmest spot and I'm reserving it for melons and sweet potatoes. And they just don't get out of the garden earlier enough for carrots.
I don't have a lot left in the garden. I have more than enough Asian greens to pick until they freeze solid. I have spinach, some herbs, and I might have some broccoli. Maybe. When I pick it I'll find out if the aphids have ruined it or not. But the majority of harvest is in. Though the harvest was lower this year than in past years, it was still respectable and fed me well. And as I mentioned in my last post, will continue to feed me all winter long.
- Carrots 9.06 lbs
- Greens 5.56 lbs
- Greens, Asian 5.80 lbs
- Herbs 0.35 lbs
- Weekly Tally 20.78 lbs
- Yearly Tally 523.41 lbs, $1085.63
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