Harvest Monday February 15, 2021

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Well, it’s Sunday and not Monday, but better a day early than a day late I guess! The weather continues to be cold and wintery here, and ice has covered the ground outside for about a week now. Harvests are limited to what I can get from the greenhouse, which is cold but at least protected from wind and snow. I made a cutting of the Mars Landing kale and it wound up in a kale and potato hash dish I made for a side dish. The kale cooked up tender and mild tasting.

Mars Landing kale

I confess to using frozen hash browns, since I had some in the freezer I wanted to use up. I cooked them in a cast iron skillet with a bit of olive oil, which browned them up nicely.  The dish turned out well, and was easier than grating up the potatoes myself.

Kale and Potato hash

I also harvested a bit of Bergam’s Green lettuce from the greenhouse before the ice storm hit. The greenhouse has frozen up inside most mornings, so harvesting the greens has to wait until they thaw and return to some semblance of normal. I am hoping we will get out of the deep freeze weather pattern soon! We used this lettuce for a wilted lettuce salad. The weather forecast is calling for a big snowstorm to hit today, so harvests may be light here for the next week or so.

Bergam’s Green lettuce

In non harvest news, I baked up a loaf of naturally leavened sourdough sandwich bread using a new recipe from King Arthur Flour. I baked it in a pullman loaf pan, and I am happy with how it turned out. I will do more experimenting with this recipe in the future.

No-Knead Sourdough Sandwich Bread

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!

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5 Responses to Harvest Monday February 15, 2021

  1. Liz Gross says:

    Any harvest is exciting to me these days. Our high temperature today is zero! Just made my soil block mix and plan on starting onion seeds this week.

  2. Our weather improved today and I checked the damage, we’ve lost about 5% of our crops, so not so bad. The worst were the field beans and broad beans. Hopefully you will be as lucky! The Mars Landing kale looks exactly like Red Ruble, which I grow a lot of, the lettuce looks lovely, if only I had mature heads as nice as that one!

  3. Lorraine Barnett says:

    Oh, that Mars Landing looks AMAZING! Do you have the dates when you planted your greens in the greenhouse? I have a bit of lettuce in mine but I got it in a bit late and would have benefited from a longer time to get to size…

    Stay warm and stay safe. Your bread looks so good!

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      Hi Lorraine, according to my notes I planted most of the lettuce, kale and other greens in the greenhouse about mid-October. I replanted some of the lettuce as I harvested in December and January. October is the date I usually set out the kale and broccoli in there, and that works well for me here.

  4. Hope all your greenhouse veggies and herbs survive the frigid weather.

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