Harvest Monday February 20, 2023

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Thankfully I am mostly recovered from oral surgery and back to eating a more typical diet now. That meant I could cut some of the greenhouse lettuce for a salad one day last week. Strawberry Oakheart lettuce added color, and Bauer oakleaf added loft and volume. I also cut a bit of the Beka Santoh (a loose-leaf Chinese cabbage) for added flavor. For a treat I made a homemade ranch style dressing for the occasion instead of our usual vinaigrette.

salad greens

For another meal we needed lettuce for a sandwich, and the Green Forest romaine supplied us with enough leaves for that purpose. It’s my first time growing this variety and already I’m impressed.

Green Forest lettuce

I also cut some of the greenhouse mizuna to go in a frittata we had yesterday, plus a bit of the purple pac choi. Both these do well in containers, which is how I have them growing  since the bed space in the greenhouse is limited.


In other news, the early daffodils are blooming now, which is a sure sign that spring is on the way! Of course, it promptly turned cold again, since winter is not nearly over for us yet. Regardless, it is a treat to see some color outside to brighten up the grey and brown shades of winter.

early daffodils

I also participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count last week. I saw eight species of birds at our feeders and around the yard. We have at least six different woodpecker species that visit us from time to time, but I only saw the smallest one (Downy Woodpecker) for the count.

Downy Woodpecker

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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3 Responses to Harvest Monday February 20, 2023

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    WE have daffodils too – I think our variety is called February Gold so bang on cue. You do have lots of varieties of woodpeckers, we only have two common ones, The great spotted woodpecker and the green woodoecker.

  2. Isn’t that interesting that my daffodils just finishing blooming are February Gold–that’s here in USDA Zone 10b. They are so heartening. Do you grow any other early bulbs such as snowdrops or crocus. I could visualize some grape hyacinths nestled near the daffodils. Enjoy your greens!

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      We had crocus planted but they seem to have died out. Grape hyacinths would make a great addition. I don’t know the variety of our daffodils, but they fit the description of February Gold. They are about 12 inches tall, with a long ruffled trumpet.

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