Monday 21 September 2015

Harvest Monday: September 21, 2015

Whew, I've been at the Ottawa Cityfolk Music Festival most nights this past week (and working during the day) plus the weekend so very little time in the garden.  Saturday night had some rain ... great for the garden, not so great for the music festival (although I had my dollar store rain poncho so no worries on my part).

The salad above is from a fall planting of arugula - first time I've ever done a fall planting of greens.  As it turns out, I barely got any arugula in the summer as it kept bolting so I'm very pleased to be enjoying it now.

And this acorn squash below was a total surprise earlier in the week as I was cleaning out the dead squash plants - wouldn't you know it, there was a perfect squash lying there that I hadn't seen at all!  And, at just over 2 pounds, it is definitely the largest I've harvested all year.

And another basket of goodies from the greenhouse plants.

And two more Tiara cabbage.  With a few more nibbles on them than previous cabbages.

And since I have finally fixed my computer problems, I can share my tally thus far.  This is the first year I have ever weighed my harvests.  It's been a lot of extra work, but I think it will be very useful for determining the productivity of the different seeds, plant varieties or just crops in general.  This tally doesn't mean much without the details of what is in each category but fun to see that I've harvested over 160 pounds worth of food since the spring!

I will be submitting this post to Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday collection.  Pop on over to check it out!


  1. That arugula salad looks yummy! Mine bolts so quickly in spring and summer, but I planted some for fall and it has shown no signs of flowering yet.

  2. The arugula looks nice. I planted a self-watering container with lettuce before I left and came back to find most of it bolting. That's despite fairly cool weather. So much for fall greens, you are doing much better than me.

  3. My fall greens aren't working out very well. I'm still hoping for some late lettuce, but we will see.

  4. Great tally total & the year is not over yet! I'm trying to grow more fall greens as well; my success in the past has been hit & miss.

  5. A really nice looking salad. Ooh and a bonus squash. I spotted one the other day that I hadn't noticed before too. I think a couple of my butternuts might be ripe now, they sound very hollow when you knock on them.