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Monday, January 14
As we went to the plot this weekend to gather in some fresh vegetables I though that I'd take a longer break from my seed choice posts to join in with the Monday Harvests that many of you post about.
I know ours was a Saturday Harvest but hope that you will allow some literary licence.
Our harvest is what you would expect at this time of year, except for the tiny cauliflower that we found. This is a late summer cauliflower rather than an early winter one.
I was happy to see that we still have quite a few sprouts left for picking and that these are showing no sign (yet) of blowing. I'm glad we came across Crispus the club root resistant variety as before this our sprout growing often ended in tears.
The cabbages are Kilaton, the seeds of which were sown in April and planted out on the plot in June. We started harvesting them in November.
The leeks - Blue Solaise do not have long shafts of white as we don't earth them up or use collars to blanch them. This isn't something we bother with. Once the young plants are popped in the planting hole they are left to get on with growing!
The carrots - Autumn King and parsnip - Gladiator have been rinsed but we don't give them a 'proper' clean until we are ready to use them. We find that the roots seem to keep better this way. They are left outdoors under cover in a bucket. Some of the roots may be a strange shape but we grow them to eat not for decoration and are not as fussy as the supermarkets!
We have a section of our website where we keep a tally of what we harvest each month and have just started the list for January 2013 here Our 2012 harvest list for each month can be accessed from Harvesting 2012 on the navigation bar at the top of this page
More Monday harvests can be browsed at Daphne's Dandelions
Posted by Sue Garrett at 9:30 am