Monday 20 November 2017

Harvest Monday: November 20, 2017

We've had our first snowfall of the season. Which made me think I should pick this last bit of spinach in the greenhouse. So I'm done for the winter now, nothing left to harvest.  But had a nice spinach salad for lunch (bacon, hard-boiled eggs),

I'm looking forward to seeing what other gardeners have going on this time of year at Harvest Monday hosted by Our Happy Acres.

Also just to mention my neighbour's cat.  After my kitty Sugar Ray passed last year, I thought it might be OK to have bird feeders, but my neighbour kitty (pics from last week) has recognized the buffet opportunity.  This doesn't look look good for the bird population ...

Monday 6 November 2017

Harvest Monday: November 6, 2017

It is so close to the end of the season here, but I might still have a goodie or two left in the garden for another week.  In the meantime, a dip in the temperature forced me to harvest all remaining (mostly unripe) peppers in the greenhouse (it isn't heated).  Most of these are Feher Ozon, with more Hungarian Hot Wax.  They were chopped up, along with what was left of the last pepper harvest, for a mixed sweet and hot pepper jam.

I also took the opportunity of a less rainy day (Saturday) to harvest the carrots and parsnips so I can wrap up that part of the garden for the year.  The carrots were mostly Nantes with a few mix coloured carrots for a total of 4.5 pounds.  The parsnips are Hollow Crown - not as rust-resistant as my previous type Albion but ended up with an okay batch of 2.5 pounds.

And a few days before a recent frost last week, I picked a big bunch of parsley.  It's been a pretty good season overall, and I look forward to tallying up the final results soon - pretty close to last year from what I can tell weight-wise, but I had much better luck with the summer squash and cukes this year so no surprise!

I will be popping over to Our Happy Acres to see what Dave and the Harvest Monday gang are doing this week ... you should check it out too!

Monday 30 October 2017

Harvest Monday: October 30, 2017

Well, it's getting close to the end of the season but I do still have some carrots and parsnip to be harvested - maybe in a couple of weeks.  These peppers (which were planted in hay bales outside) were harvested about 10 days ago just before a frost.  And I picked another handful of Hungarian Hot Wax peppers from the greenhouse yesterday morning.  I have more Feher Ozon in the greenhouse, but I'm not sure how long they will hold out with some cooler weather forecast for later this week.  In the meantime, it is RAINING.  The forecast was for 100+ millimeters of rain between Sunday and Monday and I am quite sure that amount fell.

I will be popping over to Our Happy Acres to see what other gardeners have going on this week.