This past week I finally harvested the carrots. I had picked a couple earlier in the month and they seemed quite small – much smaller than they should have been considering I sowed them 4 months ago.
Small/normal sized carrots (left) were separated from the tiny ones (right)
Just as a side note, once the garden is put to bed for the winter, I go through all of my notes for each veg that I grew, compare their performance with that of prior years and really think about what went right and what went wrong in the past season. I then write my end of season review based on what I find. It's a great exercise and really helps me to zone in and focus on what I want to improve upon or change the following year.
When I harvested the carrots, I separated out all of the teeny tiny ones. These were trimmed and given a good rinse before being placed into a huge zip lock bag which went in the fridge to be used as snacks.
Other than the carrots, not much else was harvested this past week.
Another Lancelot leek:
The last of the white lady turnips:
|White Lady Turnips|
Lastly, we shelled the Cherokee Trail of Tears beans:
|Cherokee Trail of Tears|
I didn’t harvest any greens this past week as my fridge was full of cabbage & kale harvested at the farm (they did their final picking). I tried my first napa cabbage and LOVE it! I’ve probably had it before in stir fries etc., but never actually used it in the kitchen. I’ll have to see if I can squeeze a couple of them into the plan for next year.
Getting those extra greens from the farm has worked out well. Even though I have several greens left in the beds, once I pick them that will be it. The temps are getting quite low now and they are unlikely to put on any more growth. I think I have about 2 weeks worth of pickings left before the season is officially done.
My harvest totals this week were:
Dried Beans – 514 grams (1.13 lbs)
Carrots – 5,574 grams (12.29 lbs)
Leeks – 118 grams (0.26 lbs)
Turnips – 424 grams (0.93 lbs)
Turnip Greens – 94 grams (0.21 lbs)
Total for Week – 6,724 grams (14.82 lbs)
Total to Date – 208 kg (458 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…