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 five years now. Despite it being winter, I’m getting regular if small harvests from the main garden and the greenhouse. We’ve had fairly mild weather so far, and that has left the winter greens in good shape for harvesting and eating. We’ve really been enjoying the collard greens, and have been eating them on a regular basis all winter long.
We’ve also enjoyed kale on several occasions, including the Dazzling Blue lacinato and White Russian. I have more kale planted in the greenhouse but I haven’t harvested any of it yet.
The greenhouse lettuce is also keeping us well supplied. I cut some Slobolt for wilting, and heads of Salanova Red Butter and Mirlo for salads. I’ve also got Violetta pac choi and Central Red mizuna to add to our salads.
And I made the first cutting of the purple sprouting broccoli in the greenhouse a couple of weeks ago. This first batch was the Burgundy variety, and I have Santee ready to harvest soon. I don’t get huge amounts of the PSB, but even the small harvests are so welcome in these cold winter months.
In non harvest news, I got my first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday. I had signed up on a local hospital’s waiting list several weeks earlier to receive ‘leftover’ doses they had on hand at the end of the day. My wife got her first shot a couple of weeks ago, and is due for her second shot next week. I had no ill effects from the vaccination, other than a sore arm much like you might get from a flu shot. I am scheduled to get my 2nd dose in three weeks. I understand some are a bit achy and sore after the 2nd shot, but I consider that a small price to pay given the protection the vaccine provides. I am hopeful the U.S. and the rest of the world can finally begin to turn the corner on this deadly virus.
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!