Monday, November 28, 2016
I don't really have anything to report for Harvest Monday this time round, except for a last batch of broccoli.
The picture? It's at home. I forgot to upload it to my laptop before I left this morning. Once I get home, I'll remedy that right here:
Monday, November 14, 2016
It's Harvest Monday and there's not much to report this week....two harvests and one addition to the tally that I had completely forgotten about.
Half of the leeks remaining in the bed were harvested, photographed here after being trimmed and rinsed:
Jolant (left); Lancelot (right)
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The end of the season is here. I don’t know what it is but every year, I think that I’ll be done cleaning up the garden and getting things organized for next year by the beginning of October. And then it’s mid-November and I’m still at it. We’ve had a relatively mildish fall with some chilly days and some warmer days and we’ve taken full advantage of any good weather to get as much done as possible.
There are only a few beds left in production:
Lettuce - still quite small so I keep waiting...
Monday, November 7, 2016
Since I missed last Harvest Monday - with Halloween it was just so busy and I didn't really harvest that much aside from the carrots - this time round there are 2 weeks worth of harvests. Well, actually, a few of the "harvests" were from a few months ago and I only now got around to cleaning them up and adding them to the tally.
First up in these "old" harvests was the garlic, which I had to get in the ground last week:
Monday, October 24, 2016
We are almost at the end of October and, bit by bit, the garden is being cleared out. There are now only a few beds left from which to harvest: Swiss chard/lettuce; kale; broccoli; carrots/parsnips; bunching onions.
The Swiss chard will likely be pulled soon as it's barely growing in the cool fall weather.
Chard & lettuce bed
Monday, October 17, 2016
The big addition to the tally this week was the squash. I had actually harvested them the week before but didn't have time to clean them up and include them in last Monday's tally.
Coming in first place was, not surprisingly, the butternut squash - 12 squash were harvested from 2 plants:
Monday, October 10, 2016
It's the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada which is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest...especially for us veg gardeners, no? Happy Thanksgiving to those that are celebrating this weekend, both here and abroad :)
Many of us are hunkering down with family and friends to enjoy some turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. As with most celebrations in my family, we had our big family dinner yesterday, leaving the holiday Monday as a day of relaxation and, just as important, leftovers :)
This year, we had dinner at my parents house and, wouldn't you know it, just as we are about to leave the weather network issues a frost alert. Ugh!!
Beautiful but deadly...