Monday, December 19, 2011

Harvesting icy vegetables Monday

The snow has melted which is not really a great thing for the veggies hugging the ground for warmth but it does mean that I can see them. So I gathered a few to bring in for supper.

Icy cabbage, huddling close to the land cress, can't-kill-me dandelion, shivering green onions, fainting Johnny jump up flowers, long suffering bietina, chicory-cicles, spiffy spinach, winter lettuce, still perky purple peacock flowerbuds, can-take-any-weather kale, and sturdy sage.

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Otherwise known as RRMxSM F1 cabbage, belle isle upland cress, common dandelion, can't remember which one green onion, Viola tricolor mix flowers, bietina chard, sugarloaf chicory, rumpled leaf spinach, winter lettuce, purple peacock kale-broccoli, rainbow lacinato kale and red ursa kale, and common culinary sage.

These were combined with some apples mellowing in storage from the fall harvest.

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Lots 'o apples take over a room.

To make a lovely coleslaw.

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I haven't mentioned it in awhile but Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions. It's a place to share your harvest whether it be a few precious peas grown in a pot to quarter acre of corn.

In other news, I have enough tomato requests to send out the first batch of seeds. They might take a bit longer than normal what with the holiday rush. There are more if anyone else wants to give a tomato (or eight) a home. Don't forget to look on the right hand side bar for my regular trade/give away list as well.

6 comments:

Norma Chang said...

Lovely head of cabbage. That's a lot of apples. How do you store them? Will they keep the entire winter?

kitsapFG said...

What a lovely storage supply of apples! I really enjoy adding apples to slaws - the combo of sweet and tart is just heavenly.

Had a chuckle over the frosty names you gave to all the harvest items. :D

Daphne said...

Wow what a pile of apples. You must eat them every day to use them up.

Ottawa Gardener said...

Yeah, there's no shortage of apples this year. :D

Ottawa Gardener said...

Norma: We store them as you see on an unused shelf in the basement. Before that, they were stored in bags in the garage until the temperatures dropped close to minus double digits. They should last quite some time but this is only my second winter in our new house and we moved in after the apple harvest so you'll have to get back to me. So far, both varietites that I have there seem to be long keeping.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

It so nice to have fresh harvest available although its snowing there. Wow so many apples.