Monday, December 20, 2010

Harvest Monday - December 20, 2010

Jake wants to know what are those things sitting on the bench?

Hmmph, doesn't look like like anything I want to eat.

Jake, it's enough celery root to get some of us through the winter...

That's the last of the celery root for the year. They were getting too big and taking up valuable space so out they came. Ranging from just over 4 pounds to nearly 5 pounds, those babies total 18.25 pounds. It's a good thing we love celery root around here and that it keeps really well in the fridge.

That was the only harvest for the week and the space where those were growing was almost immediately replanted with Ear of the Devil and Sweetie Baby Romaine lettuce seedlings that I had started in pots.

This harvest pushed my total harvests for the year over the 700 pound mark to 710 lb., 7.25 oz.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to check out other garden bloggers harvests or show off your own.


  1. Congrats on getting over 700lbs. I really envy you your non frozen ground. The ground were my plants are is frozen solid. I just hope the plants themselves survive.

  2. I am 10 lbs short of being over 700 lb. I would have gotten there if I hadn't been lazy about harvesting my kale. A lot of it ended up going to waste. Oh well.

    Unfortunately, I've never been a fan of celery root. How do like to prepare it?

  3. Daphne, thanks, I'm really amazed that my garden produced that much, actually more than that, I don't count the greens that I feed to the chickens.


    Thomas, oh, only 10 pounds short! I bet that you actually made it though, if you're like me there was probably at least 10 pounds of produce that you forgot to weigh.

    My favorite ways to prepare celery root are mashed or pureed with or without potatoes, pureed into soup, cut up and used in vegetable soup, cut up and roasted with other root veggies, shredded and made into salad (Celeriac Remoulade), cut into thin slices and layered with cheese and butter and baked, and ... Oh there are so many delicious ways to prepare it.

  4. Your celery roots are impressive. It's so interesting to see the unique veggies you grow. Wow 700 lbs is just amazing!

  5. Great harvest with 700lbs of celery roots. You treat them like carrots?

  6. That's a lot of celery root! What a winter of celery root feasts ahead. I'm mightily impressed.

    And that last description for Thomas of the celery root gratin made me drool just a little bit. Yum.

  7. The celery root is impressive and so is your yearly tally of pounds - but my eye was drawn to Jake! What a sweetheart. :D

  8. Those are whoppers! I have still not gone through my seeds yet, been kind of crazy lately. I will get you the list before the new year I swear!

  9. Congratulations on 700 pound mark! That is a lot of vegetables to produce and eat in a year.

  10. Hey Michelle, if you'd like, I'd be happy to send you some Black Krim and Amish Paste tomato seeds if you'd like. Let me know!

  11. Congrats on your 700lb mark. Jake is a cutie, I'm also adopted by 3 cats.

    I've never tasted celery roots before, the gratin sounds good.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your and yours.

  12. Happy Holidays! Here's to a bountiful new year - both in the garden and in life in general!

  13. Greetings from rainy Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

    May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

    And always remember: Smiles don't have to be saved for a rainy day. It's good to waste them :-)


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