Harvest Monday - November 23, 2015
Not much to report this week - only one basket of veg, which I harvested a couple of days before our recent cold snap:
|Last of the tatsoi & broccoli together with a handful of mizuna|
The last of the tatsoi was also harvested, but there is still a big mop of mizuna in the bed. Having never grown mizuna before, I have no idea how much cold it can take, but so far it's holding up surprisingly well.
Anyhow, that's it for the harvests. I had planned to harvest some lettuce - we went through the last of the previous harvest yesterday - but it's frozen solid in the face of sub-zero temps. We are expecting a bit of a warm up in a few days, so once it gets above freezing, I'll be going in to see what the story is....and hopefully coming back with a basket of lettuce.
As you may recall, I had a VERY small sweet potato harvest about a month ago. I set aside the largest of the potatoes - which were not very large at all - to use for slips next year. The question was what to do with the rest of the small harvest, which was just enough to serve as part of a mid-week lunch. Inspired by Dave's recent post, I decided to do a mash. The potatoes were boiled until tender, plopped into the food processor - skins and all - and pureed with the addition of a delicious sage butter. The sage was also courtesy of the garden (small herb harvests like this are not tallied).
|Steamy sweet potatoes about to be blitzed|
My harvest totals this week were:
Broccoli – 676 grams (1.49 lbs)
Chinese Greens – 234 grams (0.52 lbs)
Total for Week – 910 grams (2.01 lbs)
Total to Date – 211 kg (465 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…