Harvest Monday - December 7, 2015
It's the beginning of December and I still have harvests to report. I wish I could take credit for that, but I think most of it goes to Mother Nature - we have had some cold temps but also a lot of unusually warm weather. It's 1C (34F) right now but it's supposed to go up to 11C (52F) this coming weekend - talk about a roller coaster!
I finally harvested the last 2 leeks - a mama and her baby:
One more tiny broccoli harvest - every little bit counts at this time of year:
Last of the broccoli - I mean it this time!
And lastly, a big bunch of mizuna:
Most of this batch will be used fresh in salads. I washed and dried it and then gave it the same storage treatment as the lettuce (placing in a large paper towel lined bowl & covering with cling film). It is now in the cold cellar where I grab a bunch to toss into a salad as needed.
As for what's left in the garden - kohlrabi (which is still tiny), mizuna (I may be able to get one or two more harvests from it), tatsoi (I found another surprise plant underneath the mizuna!) and several of the herbs are still in good shape (parsley, sage, thyme). The perennial bunching onions are looking quite droopy, so I've decided to leave them for the winter. Hopefully the most promising variety - Nebuka - will make it through until spring.
My harvest totals this week were:
Mizuna – 514 grams (1.14 lbs)
Broccoli – 34 grams (0.07 lbs)
Leeks – 156 grams (0.34 lbs)
Total for Week – 706 grams (1.56 lbs)
Total to Date – 214 kg (472 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…