It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where gardeners from all over celebrate all things harvest related. The harvests this time of year are small but much appreciated. I made the first cutting of the winter greenhouse lettuce last week to use with bean tacos we had for lunch one day. With the weather turning cold lately, soup has been on the menu more than salads though. We should have plenty of lettuce to keep us supplied for the next few months regardless.
I pulled a few more turnips and cut greens to go with them. I usually cut the outer leaves on the plants so they keep on growing. That lets me keep on harvesting until the weather gets really cold. They are quite hardy though, and sometimes survive our winters on through to spring.
While the kohlrabi are also pretty cold hardy, I don’t think the that repeated freezing and thawing really improves the texture of them. So I pulled the rest of the fall planting, and we will use these in the next couple of weeks. I didn’t grow a lot of them this fall, but we harvested almost 30 pounds of them this year from the spring and fall plantings combined.
Our sweet potatoes have been curing in the relatively warm basement for several weeks now, so I decided to cook one up and see how it tasted. Bonita is one of my favorites for baking whole, and it has white flesh that is sweet and moist.
The first one didn’t disappoint, and went well with our meal that included turnip greens along with pork tenderloin medallions. We typically enjoy sweet potatoes with our Thanksgiving meal, and we have plenty of them to eat thanks to the bountiful harvest this year.
That’s all I have for this week. 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!
It’s been a soup week for us too.
I don’t know how you keep up with the sheer volume of crops like Khol Rabi that you harvest Dave! They always look so perfect too!
And now begins your winter lettuce in the greenhouse. Good for you. I do miss it when I’m between lettuce harvests which occasionally happens. Planting some very dark Lollo Rossa from Fedco tomorrow.
Interesting to see your Navara Dave, very green, mine is very bronze at this time of year. Being colourful it can’t really cope with out light levels, it gets very weak and disease prone