Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas.
I had a few days off from work last week allowing me to putter around the garden and accomplish most of the garden cleanup. Each morning we woke to a light frost blanketing the ground and a chill in the air.
The garden is almost empty now, but there were a few small harvests this week:
I was thrilled to see the carrots have sized up quite nicely:
The tips of the carrots are a bit squiggly from penetrating through the raised garden soil into the native soil beneath. Most are around 8- to 10-inches long. I have never had much success at growing carrots until now.
Some of these carrots were eaten fresh, but most were used in the first beef stew of the season. The beef stew also included potatoes, garlic, onions, celery, and herbs from the garden.
Speaking of herbs, I also harvested a bunch of Thyme to dry:
The tomatoes that were harvested earlier this month continue to ripen a little at a time.
I sort through them each week to pull out fruit that shows signs of rotting and the ones turning red to finish ripening on the counter. Once ripe, they are washed and frozen for later use. Last week, I had three gallon sized freezer bags full, this week (thankfully) there was only one. The remaining green tomatoes have been reduced to fit into one paper box.
Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.