Harvest Monday - November 16, 2015
Only a few harvests in my basket this week, the first of which was another picking of mizuna plus the largest (which isn't very large at all) of the Kolibri kohlrabi:
|Mizuna and Kolibri kohlrabi|
And now for what really surprised me - the kohlrabi. It was delicious! I first grew Early White Vienna last fall and I found the taste a bit too cabbagy when raw, although roasted, it was quite good. Having never tried kohlrabi before, I just assumed that this is what it tasted like in general. You would think I would know better than to judge a vegetable based on one variety - after all, everything from carrots to tomatoes to kale can taste quite different depending on the variety grown.
When I first tasted the Kolibri, I wasn't expecting any difference, but wow! It was crisp and so sweet with only a touch of cabbage flavour. It really blew my socks off. Now, if only the other plants would size up - with a cold front moving in later this week, I'm not holding out much hope. I have a feeling that this guy will be be biggest of the bunch.
I harvested a couple more tatsoi:
We have almost used up the napa cabbages from the farm (those things are HUGE - 4 leaves and I have coleslaw for 4 people!), so I went out and picked a big basket of lettuce:
|Variety of lettuce|
I also harvested a few perennial bunching onions:
|Perennial Bunching Onions|
And lastly, I had another big picking of cilantro:
|Last picking of cilantro|
Last year at this time I picked the last of the harvests for the season. Unlike our unusually mild temperatures this fall, last year was the opposite - unusually cold. In fact, we had our first big snowstorm on November 17:
|November 17, 2014|
|November 16, 2015|
By the end of the week, however, things will be getting much colder - in the low single digits. Each year the weather seems to surprise me in one way or another which, I suppose, is the new normal.
My harvest totals this week were:
Chinese Greens – 1,178 grams (2.60 lbs)
Kohlrabi – 116 grams (0.26 lbs)
Lettuce – 612 grams (1.35 lbs)
Bunching Onions – 160 grams (0.35 lbs)
Cilantro – 228 grams (0.50 lbs)
Total for Week – 2,294 grams (5.06 lbs)
Total to Date – 210 kg (463 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Our Happy Acres where Dave is our host for Harvest Mondays.
Till next time…