Monday, November 26, 2012

Harvest Monday

This may well be my last Harvest Monday contribution until the first spring harvest comes along. I don't have a cold frame set-up at this point and the nights have been freezing pretty regularly now. Even my kale is about at the end of the road for the year. Today I managed to harvest about a pound of marble sized brussels sprouts and a handful of wilted kale, plus three baby carrots.
The last batch of sprouts I picked ended up coated in olive oil, salt and peppered and roasted for Thanksgiving dinner. They were very tasty prepared simply that way and I will probably do the same with these. There are still a good number of tiny ones out in the garden and whether they get large enough to be of use remains to be seen.
We are now entering into the dreaming time of year. Too early to start any plants for the next garden, but not too early to dream about future plans. I still haven't dug that last 3 foot by 3 foot bit of growing bed! Last week was perfect weather for it but after Thanksgiving I just got bitten by the lazy bug and had about as much ambition as a slug...wait, that may be a poor simile, since the slugs in my garden are ambitious enough to be quite destructive...in any case, nothing got done at all. I did however order an early Christmas present for myself, a heating mat to start seeds on. I've always managed well enough without one, but it does seem like something that will speed some of my slow-sprouting seeds along.
Tomorrow we may get snow, so bring on those garden dreams!

12 comments:

  1. Lovely sprouts even if small. Mine were a total bust. But on the bright side I came closer to getting some this year than any other year.

    I can't wait for my Fedco catalog to come. I so want to go through it.

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    1. Your harvests are awesome Daphne! Fedco's the catalogue I order the most from too, so I'm looking forward to its coming as well!

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  2. We are expecting snow tonight into tomorrow. My Brussels sprouts are so small this year, not worth the harvest, ah well, next year.

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    1. That's our mantra Norma, there's always next year! Let's hope it's a good one!

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  3. It will be fun to hear if you share your garden plans and dreams for next year! It will be here before we know it! (Hopefully) Nancy

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    1. I hope so too Nancy! It's exciting when the first seeds arrive and the planting begins again!

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  4. Your brussels sprouts with oil, salt and pepper sound perfect to me!

    I hear you about the dreaming months! I'm trying to finish up with school before I start any real planning...but a January start doesn't sound too bad ;-)

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    1. Oh, yeah we will be a bunch of happy gardeners!

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  5. We continue to enjoy food from the garden but are looking forward to things winding down as the year ends. We discovered after our first year of season extension that we missed having a break!

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    1. No doubt the break is useful for recharging ones batteries! And having time to dream up new ideas for the next season.

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  6. seems so weird reading how your land is going to sleep and ours is waking up. A heating pad sounds a perfect gift!
    Love Leanne

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    1. That is why I love to read blogs like yours from NZ or some from Australia. Gives me a taste of summer in the cold winter!

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