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Monday, December 5, 2011

First Ever Fall Harvest

So this week was an exciting week for me in that I harvested my first ever fall crops. It wasn't much, but it was still a first and hopefully a sign of more to come.

I harvested a basket full of collard greens and 3 nice size radish.
Even though it was a basket full, we all know that they cook down to very little. So we cleaned the collards and added them to a pot of cabbage for a delicious mix.
We also harvested some lettuce and spinach. The lettuce will go in a salad this week and the spinach was blanched and frozen.
And for a sneak peek of whats on the horizon....look was growing under my row cover....
There are several smaller broccoli plants as well, but we had our first freeze here and some of them now show signs of stress. I hope they rebound. Although the next 3 days will have lows in the 20's and highs in the 40's. We'll see. I covered them with some 1.5 mil plastic this weekend in anticipation of the frigid temps.
Check out harvest from around the globe over at Daphne Dandelion's Harvest Monday.


  1. Nice to have a fall harvest. I hope your babies make it. They do look a little stressed. The larger ones should continue to develop very nicely however.

  2. Terrific for your first go at a fall garden, good for you. It all looks yummy. Even if the smaller broccoli don't make it, you'll have a better idea of when to plant to get more next year.

  3. I have some collard green in garden but not that much, combining with cabbage is a great idea. I don't have green cabbage but I do have a head of napa in the fridge, will combine and see how it works out.

  4. You should be warned that fall and winter crop growing can be quite addictive! Once you have tasted success (literally!) there is no going back. :D

    Good work on the fall harvests and I hope your broccoli that is headed up finishes off nicely for you.

  5. How exciting! I've never had a fall harvest before. I hope to next year. Looks great!


  6. KitsapFG is right, the more you grow the more you want! It's such a treat to get home grown veggies at any time of the year...