|Posted on January 6, 2013 at 4:20 PM|
Each Monday Daphne’s Dandelions hosts the “Harvest Monday” blog hop. Everyone participating submits links to their posts summarizing the week’s harvests. It’s always very interesting and inspiring to see what other gardeners are producing from so many different growing regions. Here’s my contribution to the weekly harvest recaps for the week of December 31, 2012 through January 6, 2013.
We are using our frozen and stored items for the most part to prepare meals, as supplemented with an occasional fresh addition of lettuce or a carrot or two, picked hurriedly in the dark after work. I did not get any pictures of the lettuce or carrots but I did harvest Toscano kale and the last two Koliribi kohlrabi on Sunday which made it into a photo.
The kale was destined to be on the menu for the Sunday evening meal, and the kohlrabi was put in the fridge to be used later in the week. This past week we used frozen snap peas, frozen shelled peas, frozen green beans, a large winter squash (Red Kuri), onions, garlic, and potatoes from storage. We are using the preserved and stored items almost exclusive but I have hardly made a dent on our winter supply. I intend to start some lettuces and basil in about a week under the grow lights. The lettuce will be moved to the greenhouse later this spring, but the basil will be potted up and kept indoors to use for fresh eating needs. I miss having fresh basil and want to get it back on the menu again, even if it means growing it as a houseplant.
I hope all of you got a great start to your new year. I am working on my seed orders for 2013 and will post a blog update about that later this week.