Monday, 9 November 2015
Harvest Monday: November 9, 2015
A basket of greens ... and happy to have it!
In fact, I'm quite thrilled with this harvest of arugula. This is the first year that I planned for greens in the fall. Usually I plant greens (you know, lettuce and such) in the spring and they die off by September. This year, I did a second planting of arugula, chard and escarole mid-summer. The second planting of chard (that's Ruby Red chard in the basket) wasn't really necessary as the spring-planted chard was still producing ... so lesson learned.
I also didn't realize that arugula survived frost so well. In fact, there have been a number of nights with freezing temperatures recently and the arugula is still in great shape! This week's harvest of arugula is much more tender than a month ago (not sure why).
The top portion of the basket is Tuscan Kale. I harvested a small amount for a meal I was planning, but I left a bunch just so I have something to post next week for Harvest Monday!
Pop by Our Happy Acres to see what other folks around the globe are harvesting this week.