Posts Tagged ‘harvest’

First Frost Harvest

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

With the impending frost last Saturday we harvested tons of produce.  We grabbed all our green beans (mostly dried on the vine), cut our sweet potato vines (we’ve heard that if the vines experience a frost, then the sweet potatoes don’t taste as good), harvested our peppers and tomatoes, picked pears from a tree in town, picked a 20 gallon tub of peppers from Steve Salt, and cut our basil and coriander to dry inside.

So much work before a frost, before everything settles into winter.

Early July Garden

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The garden is going strong and giving us a steadier stream of harvest.  We’re picking a few beans a day, and a cucumber or squash every few days.  The bounty is approaching!

Garlic and Onion Harvest

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

We pulled our garlic and onions on Friday/Saturday.  They did well, especially considering the wet season.   We’ll be expanding planting for next year since we have more space to plant in now.  We harvested a little under 40 heads of garlic, most of the big ones to be saved for replanting in the fall, and we haven’t yet weighed our onion harvest.

The garlic is hanging in the garage, and we’re curing the onions on a bed sheet over a reclaimed futon frame that we repaired the structure on using twine.  All seems to be going well!

Scapes and Cilantro

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

We harvested some of our Garlic Scapes today.  They’re the edible (and delicious) flowering stem of the garlic plant. Here’s a picture of one still on the plant.

We roasted them in olive oil with some sea salt on top.  They tasted like a mild, roasted garlic.  We didn’t plant much garlic last fall, so we only have one or two more rounds of the scapes for this season.

Some volunteer cilantro popped up in our potato bed, so we’ve been caring for it.  Apparently cilantro and potatoes do well together, because this cilantro is lusher than any I’ve grown before, and it doesn’t seem to be ready to bolt anytime soon.  I guess all the mulch and shade from the potatoes gives it a nice cool, moist environment with just enough afternoon sun.  The best cilantro is growing on the west side of the middle row of potatoes (the potato rows are N-S).

Also, a picture of our closest-to-actually-being-set-up room.