Monday, February 17, 2014

Harvest Monday - February 17, 2014

The harvests keep trickling in and I'm loving each fresh bite. The Lacinato kale is starting to bolt but the leaves that remain are still good and soon I'll be harvesting the shoots. The celery is tolerating a lot of cut-and-come-again harvests. And I've been harvesting a "head" of Romanesco each week. Most of the Romanesco plants didn't form proper tight heads, they are more like a bunch of shoots, but they are still tasty. This basketful of goodies went into a pot of soup.

I've been harvesting a fair amount of parsley like this, but that's going to come to an end soon, not because it's bolting but because the birds and a gopher are attacking my plants.

I get a handful of snow peas every few days, and a couple of carrots now and then, plus all that crunchy celery. All good stuff to put into my lunch salads.

I put out a few pea plants for shoots recently and here's the first trimmings. And a few more snow peas. And more celery...

The weather was been making a half-hearted attempt at "winter" last week, but we are still falling far short of normal rain amounts and the temperatures in general are pretty pleasant.

Here's the harvests for the past week:

Di Ciccio broccoli - 10.9 oz. (almost done)
Circus Circus carrots - 3.1 oz.
Dorato di Asti celery - 1 lb.
Lacinato kale - 5.3 oz.
Oregon Sugar Pod II snow peas - 2.9 oz.
Snow pea shoots (Dou Miao) - .2 oz.
Romanesco - 2 lb., 8.2 oz.

The total harvests for the past week came to - 4 lb., 14.6 oz. (2.23 kg.)
Which pushes the total harvests for 2014 up to - 21 lb., 14.5 oz. (9.94 kg.)

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.


  1. Ah, so nice to see a pretty spring harvest. It will be months until I will be able to harvest anything from my garden. I am growing Lacinato kale this year for the first time. I hope you get some rain soon.

  2. Lovely harvests, and beautifully presented! I wish the basket in the first two photos was mine!

  3. It's so nice to see green in a harvest basket! Too bad about the pests and the parsley. I didn't think it was that attractive but then I guess a bird will go after anything green. Gophers, I could see them feasting on about anything.

  4. That celery looks wonderful. I didn't freeze nearly enough last year. I hope I'm better about it this year.

  5. The veggies look so good, wish I have some peas now.

  6. Always nice to see what you're growing.

  7. It must be so nice to be able to grow year round. The winter here in New England can be quite bleak.

    Regarding your last post, I think your garden has to be one of my top favorites. I love the many varieties of veg that you grow. This year, I'm grow runner beans for the first time. Hopefully they are as tasty as the Brits claim they are.

    Maybe one day you can take an aerial photo of your entire garden, if that's possible. I'd love to see how all of these sections fit together.


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