Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The harvests are small in number this time of year but much appreciated. We have surely been enjoying the lettuce, and I made several cuttings last week that cleared out the cold frame bed. It’s the dark red mini romaine Rosaine plus the spotted Pele in the below harvest.
And on Saturday I cut the last of the Simpson Elite and Red Sails for a wilted lettuce salad my wife made yesterday. I have more lettuce growing in the greenhouse but it will not be ready for another couple of weeks.
I’ve all but given up on most of the fall cabbage plants. I cut three of the Tiara that were starting to look bad after all the freezing weather. All three weighed barely two pounds total, enough for a quart of sauerkraut.
The fall planted kale is doing much better though. I made a cutting of Dazzling Blue kale for a batch of Kale and Sweet Potato Hash last week.
The radishes are still doing well, and more are sizing up. I pulled these Sweet Baby radishes with hopes of starting a batch of radish kimchi (kkakdugi) this week.
And the mizuna is unfazed by the cold weather too. I made another cutting of it, requested by my wife for a frittata she made for lunch yesterday. I believe some will be going in a pot of soup here soon as well.
We have had quite a few woodpeckers visiting our suet feeders lately. I caught this Red-bellied Woodpecker one day outside my ‘office’ window. We also have quite a few of the smaller Downy Woodpeckers at the feeders. And I saw a Cooper’s Hawk swoop in one day near the feeders and catch an unidentified small bird for a meal. I chose not to capture any images of that encounter. The feeders were empty for a few hours after that, but eventually the birds came back and I haven’t seen the hawk since.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!