The harvests this week were meagre but the tally was large. The onions were originally harvested back in August and have been curing in the garage. A good chunk of them were included last Harvest Monday. This past week, I got around to cleaning up & tallying the remaining onions.
|Onions - All Cleaned Up|
Most of the onions seem to have some onion maggot damage although the damage to each individual onion seems to be relatively small. I’ll dish out all the details when I do a post on the onion harvest later this week.
There was the final harvest of tomatoes - the last of the scraggly vines will be coming out this week.
|Ildi & Mountain Merit|
Last of the Tomatoes
The last of the peppers…
|King of the North & Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers|
Last of the Peppers
And the last of the cucumbers, together with some kohlrabi and the first picking from the mystery kale.
|Suyo Long Cucumbers, Early White Vienna Kohlrabi|
& "Mystery" Kale
The kale was supposed to be "Dark Green Curled" kale – but as you can see, it looks very different from what you would expect from a curly kale. Having never grown curly kale, I wasn't absolutely sure. But then a couple of bloggers commented that this was indeed NOT curly kale. So what is it? Absolutely no idea. I’m still not sure if the packet contains the wrong seeds or if I messed up when I was sowing them, perhaps sowing from a different packet.
It does taste lovely - with quite the burst of sweetness. I chopped up the leaves and had them as a salad with cranberries and pumpkin seeds – delish! I don't waste the stalks, of course. Those were chopped up and frozen (and crammed into my overflowing freezer). I'm thinking that they will be a great addition to a hearty winter soup.
I also harvested, but didn’t photograph, one green onion.
My harvest totals this week were:
Kale – 250 grams (0.55 lbs)Cucumbers – 676 grams (1.49 lbs)
Kohlrabi – 372 grams (0.82 lbs)
Storage Onions – 29,454 grams (64.93 lbs)
Bunching Onions – 130 grams (0.29 lbs)
Sweet Peppers – 146 grams (0.32 lbs)
Hot Peppers – 110 grams (0.24 lbs)
Tomatoes – 2,841 grams (6.26 lbs)
Total for Week – 33,979 grams (74.91 lbs)
Total to Date – 212.34 kg (468.12 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, our host for Harvest Mondays.
Till next time…☺