With the change in seasons I think I completely missed Harvest Monday last week! October became very busy and it looks like November is getting even busier. The calendar is filling up faster and faster and I am having to squeeze in garden time all while fighting the inevitable desire to curl up on the couch near the woodstove with a good book instead. My two week long cold didn't help any either! Though it was mild, it did sap my energy. I only have one photo of this week's harvest:
The parsnips came in all shapes and sizes, from the long cones you hope to get to squat short ones, to some that defy the imagination. Overall, it was a great harvest and the total for the season was around 15 pounds.
Maybe if I can't beat the rodents I should join 'em! My church group had a harvest costume party and this is how I dressed:
I also harvested Brussels sprouts this week but seem to have forgotten to get a photo of them. They weren't very large and I believe I had better results with last year's batch despite the fact that I planted what I thought were better varieties.
The harvests have slowed down to near nothing now and I doubt there will be much more this season. What is still growing? Well, Brussels sprouts of course, leeks, kale, some carrots, kohlrabi (there are a few Kossacks bulbing up enough for a meal, but the Kolibri are just leafy),arugula, and tatsoi. Oh, it makes me sad to see the season ending! I'll be posting some thoughts on the 2013 season coming up.
I still have to plant my garlic! Today was a little too chilly for me, but it's supposed to warm up this week, so I hope to get it planted tomorrow or Wednesday. There is still plenty of winterizing to do too.
Now to check up on the other harvesters at Daphne's Dandelions, our gracious Harvest Monday host. I love to see what's going on in the southern hemisphere and dream of spring and summer!