Monday, January 4, 2010
Harvest Monday - January 4, 2010
It's the first Harvest Monday of 2010! And I'm not off to the best start so far as photographing the harvests goes. The only photo I have to show for the past week is of the Chioggia beets I pulled when it looked like there was a gopher tunneling around in that bed. I pulled all the largest beets and left the runty ones to perhaps size up now that their largest neighbors are gone (if the gophers don't get 'em first). I used the greens to make a galette. The beet roots are still in the fridge.
I did harvest other veggies and actually weighed them. I'm going to start weighing my harvests (hah, we'll see how regular I can be) because I'm curious about just how much my garden produces. So here's the first weigh in (sounds like a diet program):
Piracicaba Broccoli, trimmed: 6 ounces
Opal Creek Golden Snap Peas: 10.75 ounces
Olive Leaf Rapini thinnings: 2 ounces
Diamante Celery Root, trimmed: 15 ounces
Carrots, mixed and trimmed: 6.5 ounces
Smooth Leaf Kale, untrimmed: 7.5 ounces
Total: 2 lb 15.75 ounces
The beets are not included because those were harvested last year.
The celery root was very good, sweet and tender. I used it in soup along with the carrots and rapini thinnings. The soup also featured green beans and tomato puree from the freezer and the last of the Christmas roast pork.
So, if you would like to see what some other garden bloggers are harvesting from their plots, head on over Daphne's Dandelions.