It’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It’s another year for Harvest Monday, and hard to believe I’ve been hosting it for over four years now since Daphne passed the baton. I have had small but much appreciated harvests in the last couple of months, including quite a few from the main garden. The collard greens have proven to be amazingly hardy, even more so than most of the kales I had planted. The Alabama Blue, Green Glaze, Yellow Cabbage and Georgia Southern plants are still alive and have given us plenty of greens to eat this winter. The hybrid collards didn’t survive however.
One kale that has survived this far is a new one I’m growing from Restoration Seeds called Purple Russian. Based on the performance of this one so far, it has earned a spot in the 2020 garden. The purple coloration is subtle, but the leaves are tender and flavorful and the hardiness is an added bonus.
I’ve been getting lettuce as needed from the greenhouse plantings. These are all growing in containers, and are doing well despite going through a frequent freezing and thawing cycle. I’m growing mostly leaf types with a few butterhead types thrown in as well. Panisse is a lovely French bred oak leaf lettuce that has smooth buttery leaves. I’m growing it and its red cousin Oscarde now in the greenhouse.
And I started cutting the first of the purple sprouting broccoli last week. I set out about a dozen plants last fall, and Burgundy was the first to be ready. I also have Rudolph and Santee and the plants are all looking good so I have high hopes with more sprouts in the next couple of months.
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!