Monday, November 17, 2014

Harvest Monday - November 17, 2014

I'm a little sad to have harvested the last cauliflower of the year. This year is the first time that I've been successful at growing cauliflower, 21 pounds of it! The harvests were 4.7 pounds in July, 7.25 pounds in August, and 9.1 pounds this month. I'm not sure why I've finally been successful, and in the summer no less. Soil? Weather? Water? Variety? I really can't say, but it's been a delight. This cauliflower is still in the fridge. One that I harvested last week was made into soup. The little runt shown in the last photo went into a tomato-coconut curry with Tromba zucchini and rockfish.

Amazing Taste cauliflower

The Tromba d'Albenga zucchinis have produced a late flush of squash, not the biggest and most beautiful, most of them didn't get fully pollinated so they aren't as big as they were earlier in the season, but they are still firm and delicious. This was the harvest yesterday and there were a few smaller ones earlier in the week.

The photos don't make it obvious that the 3 zukes shown above weighed 1/2 pound more that the 6 shown below.

The Watermelon radishes are sizing up seemingly one at a time, which is fine by me, I don't need a glut of them.

I was able to harvest about a pound of Lacinato kale and still leave plenty of leaves on the plants.

This was one harvest of Di Ciccio broccoli shoots before I trimmed off the tough lower stalks and leaves. I tally the broccoli after I trim it.

Also harvested but not photographed this week were a few more tomatoes, more cucumbers, a couple of handfuls of snow peas, the entire harvest of Aji Angelo peppers from my one poor little potted plant, and a small handful of Padron peppers. And one more onion made the tally, only one left in the stash now.

Here's the harvests for the past week:

Di Ciccio broccoli - 2 lb., 2.3 oz.
Amazing Taste cauliflower - 2 lb., 15.1 oz.
Green Fingers cucumbers - 22.6 oz.
Lacinato kale - 15.6 oz.
Red Candy Apple onion - 1 lb., 4.8 oz.
Golden Sweet snow peas - 2.8 oz.
Aji Angelo peppers - 7.6 oz.
Pimento de Padron peppers - 2.9 oz.
Watermelon radish - 17.5 oz.
Chianti Rose tomato - 11.5 oz.
Potiron Ecarlate tomato - 1 lb., 3.9 oz.
Sweet Gold cherry tomatoes - 1 lb., 1 oz.
Tromba d'Albenga zucchinis - 2 lb., 12.9 oz.

The total harvests for the last week were - 16 lb., 8.5 oz.
Which brings the total harvests for 2014 up to - 1148 lb., 4.4 oz.

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. That is a beautiful head of cauliflower. We love cauliflower around here and one of these days I will add it to my garden's one of those veg that I think you have to build up to, like celery. And I can't get over how huge those watermelon radishes are!

  2. Well, that list puts my feeble harvests to shame! It's great to see your crops going on and on delivering. Your non-productive season must be very short.

  3. Hopefully whatever you did for the cauliflower can be repeated! 21 pounds sure is a lot. I used my last onion from the stash too. The Sierra Blanca and Candy kept pretty well for me, so I wll try and grow more of them next year.

    So far I have ground up a few of my smoked peppers to make paprika. I am declaring it a winner, and using it in and on everything. It was everything I hoped for, and then some. Thanks again for sharing your technique, because it sure made it easier for me. I haven't been brave enough to try the chipotle yet, pepper wimp that I am!

  4. Lovely harvests. And that cauliflower looks perfect. I'm starting to run out of onions too. I'll be so sad when the last of them are gone.

  5. Wow, that radish is crazy big! I love it. Your total harvest is absolutely incredible ... greener thumb than me, for sure.

  6. I am salivating over your beautiful head of cauliflower. 1148 pounds of harvest and your growing season is still going strong, congrats.

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