Monday, February 6, 2012

Harvest Monday 1/31-2/6 2012

Radishes, parsnips, and carrots

Kale, and beet greens
More root veggies! We needed to thin the root veggies again and instead of giving them to the girls like normal we kept them for ourselves. Even though they are still way to small, the parsnips and carrots tasted great. The doctor said the radishes were great too. I was surprised at how much I liked the beet greens. We sauteed them into some pasta with lentils, marinara and mozzarella cheese. It was amazingly yummy! We also had claytonia, spinach and chard added to a salad or two this week. Our fridge is on the fritz and freezes any veggies so we ate most of it right away and put the kale in the freezer for later.

We have 30 tomato seedlings already and plan on starting more soon, but I also started celery, and 4 types of peppers this past weekend. We are really looking forward to the summer bounty in our garden.

Here is the first list from the Chico Certified Farmer's Market: Saturday Feb. 4th 2012

Herbs- dill, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, and lemongrass.

Fruit- grapefruits, many varieties of apples, pommelos, oranges, kiwi, mandarins, lemons, Mexican limes, Palestine limes and strawberries.

Greens- red Russian kale, dinosaur kale, curly kale, bok choy, arugula, mustard greens, collard greens, many different types of lettuce, tatsoi, swiss chard and spinach.

Root veggies- parsnips, carrots, beets, turnips, daikon, radish, sweet potatoes, and many types of potatoes.

Others- Butternut squash, acorn squash, many types of winter squashes, red cabbage, regular cabbage, napa cabbage, broccoli, romanesco cauliflower, celery, onions, sweet onions, garlic, green onion, leeks, mushrooms, sunchokes, avocado, kohlrabi, sugar cane, thai peppers, chayote, and yucca.

Changes this week: the addition of strawberries (can you believe it!?) and the subtraction of hachiya persimmons.

Happy Harvest Monday, we are linking up with Daphne's go check out with others are harvesting around the world.


Daphne said...

Your harvest looks so pretty. If you hadn't told me they were small root veggies I wouldn't have known.

Mary Hysong said...

thinnings are always great; aren't the little beet greens just the sweetest thing you ever ate? I like them better than spinach as a cooked veggie.

kitsapFG said...

The kale and beet greens and baby root crop thinnings look very yummy. Your meal/recipe sounds like it was a yummy way to use them.

Liz said...

Those green look great - I've recently started sowing a salad mix that looks a lot like that and I'm really enjoying them too - who'd have thought.

Mary Hysong said...

To answer you question about my rabbits, they are not pets, they are for meat. I just haven't bred any of them this year due to issues with their cages having holes through which babies could fall out. Tho I'm going to work on that and may have a couple of litters before it gets too hot. The best thing to do of course is make it plain to the kids that you are going to eat them right from the beginning. I did let the grand kids name the breeders and they love to go visit and play with them. They also love to play with the babies, but since I always reminded them they are food, they didn't have a problem. In fact the older ones love to eat rabbit and couldn't wait until we had some for dinner. I recommend for ease of care to use weld wire hanging cages inside a cool airy building where they are safe from predators.

gardenvariety-hoosier said...

This is more about your post on raising Cornish X chickens. I raised a batch last year and that was exactly my experience. They are bred to eat, grow and poop, and have no "chicken sense" at all. I read that reducing the protein content of the feed a little will let them develop more naturally without the leg problems. Anyway I found a local farmer who raises Freedom Ranger chickens and plan to buy from him this year. Once is enough for raising Cornish X!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful harvest!

Bee Girl said...

What a great *little* harvest!

Thanks for popping over to visit me! I look forward to catching up on your adventures!!! Happy harvesting!

Lynns Urban Garden Diary said...

They may be thin, but they look really good! :) Great harvest!


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