Monday, November 8, 2010

Harvest Monday: November 8, 2010

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.

The Sugar Snax Carrots that were harvested on Saturday weighed in at 6 pounds.


Some were used for fresh eating and Sunday’s dinner. The rest were sliced, blanched, and frozen.

The last of the tomatoes should finish ripening in just one more week.


I have been washing and freezing these as they ripen. I will need to make another sauce next weekend to free up some freezer space.

It’s hard for me to believe that it is early November and things are still growing in the garden. Usually I just accept that our first frost is the end of the growing season, but this year I am experimenting with Pak Choi, Chinese Cabbage, Swiss Chard, and Scallions. I am hoping they will continue to grow beneath a mini hoop house. It will be fun to see how far I can push them.

Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting or preparing with their garden harvests this week.

19 comments:

  1. Those carrots are absolutely beautiful! I've never froze any tomatoes. That's a good idea to freeze them and make them in to a sauce at a later date. Do you core them before you freeze them?

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  2. Those carrots look delicious. I really missed having carrots in my garden this year. I've been having to go out and buy them :<. Last year I grew sugarsnax and they were so good. Next year I'm going to have a big patch of them.

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  3. Robin: I just freeze the tomatoes whole. Then thaw and put them through the tomato strainer.

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  4. Yes, I agree! It is great fun to try pushing the limits a little bit more every year! The picture of your carrots is beautiful and they look so tasty:)
    Have a great week,
    Charlotta
    Cesars trädgård

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  5. Your harvest sure looks wonderful, those carrots are really photogenique :-)

    Tyra

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  6. What a yummy looking basket of carrots! Tomatoes are wonderful too. :D I think you will find you can push the season quite far with just some simple protection on the beds. Cold hardy plants can go quite long if they are just given some respite from the heavy cold rains and hard direct frosts.

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  7. MMMmmmm LOVE fresh carrots. Yours look just lovely.

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  8. Good luck with your hoop house experiment. I am amazed at how long I can extend our growing season with cold frames and hoops. Have you ever tried mizuna? It is another easy to grow and hardy green.

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  9. what a beautiful basket of carrots! I'm so jealous!

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  10. Beautiful pictures!!

    I'm pretty sure my dog is against me growing carrots. Everytime the seeds sprout, she goes and runs through them or digs them up. So frustrating! I'm not giving up though. It's just too much fun pulling up a carrot from the ground.

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  11. Beautiful carrots! Six pounds is really good! I have trouble growing carrots in my garden, so I planted some in a container and they seem to be doing okay. I'm in Virginia, so we have mild winters... usually!

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  12. Daphne: I tried sugarsnax because I read about them on your blog. They are really good.

    Madame C: Thanks! Carrots are rather difficult to grow for me, but these fall carrots were a pleasant success.

    Tyra: Thanks!

    Laura: I would have never thought I could harvest carrots in November. I like experimenting with extending the harvest.

    Barbie: Thanks!

    Shawn Ann: Thank you!

    Hannah: We give our lab, Bradie carrots as a treat so I know she would also dig them up if given the chance. Instead a small fence around the garden keeps her out and the produce safe.

    Veggie PAK: Until now, I too had problems growing carrots. Growing them in a new square foot garden with good soil seemed to keep them happy.

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  13. Villager: I have never tried mizuna, but want to someday. I have some of Elliot Coleman’s books for inspiration. I just don’t like worrying about the crops in the garden when it is cold.

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  14. Wow those carrots look phenomenal! As good, if not better then anything I've seen all season around the Boston farmers markets. The scarlet nantes I grew this year came out short and fat, but I bet they weren't nearly as sweet as those sugar snax!

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  15. Those carrots couldn't be more perfect :-)

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  16. Wonderful harvest. I may need to try sugar snax next year.

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  17. those are the prettiest carrots I have ever seen... mine don't look that good. ;) I saved plenty seed from Mizuna if you'd like some; just email. You must be quite pleased with your potato production.

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  18. Fred: Thanks! I am thrilled with the way the Sugar Snax carrots grew as a fall crop.

    Dan: Thanks, I agree!

    Emily: Sugar Snax is a very good tasting carrot.

    Diana: Thanks for the compliment on the carrots. I have had trouble growing them in the past, but this fall crop of sugar snax was perfect. Thanks for your offer!

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  19. Wow, those carrots are gorgeous! They are perfect looking!

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