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.
Not much to harvest here in Maine yet, but I did enjoy some of my stored harvest from last season.
I was sad to use up the last of the Kennebec Potatoes this week:
As you can see, it was perfect timing. They have begun to sprout and were a little soft, but still very good as mashed potatoes with garlic. Now I have a better idea how long potatoes will keep in the basement. I haven’t opened up the boxes with the seed potatoes yet, but I am worried they may not last until planting time.
We were down to only a few jars of salsa, so I made another batch this weekend using frozen tomatoes, garden garlic, and the remainder of my frozen Anaheim and Bell peppers. I still have some frozen Jalapeno peppers and I am not sure how I will use these up.
Fresh harvests include a few salad clippings from the spinach and lettuce growing under the lights in the basement. Onion trimmings are also adding a nice mild, onion flavor when sprinkled on various dishes.
Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.
I am sure many of you laughed at first when you saw that we were shoveling and snow blowing the garden over the weekend. I had a moment of thinking we were a little nuts as well, but look:
By Sunday, the remaining snow melted on the raised boxes. This will allow the boxes to dry out and hopefully warm up sooner than if they were still blanketed with a layer of snow. We are currently experiencing another snowstorm that is supposed to drop 3-6 inches of snow by tomorrow. However, this spring snow won’t be around for long now that the sun is stronger.