Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meanwhile out in the garden

I wrote previously about our first attempt at a winter garden.  Our brassica bed with kale, romanesco, and broccoli was what one might call less than stellar.  Typically one hopes for heads of broccoli and romanesco.  We harvested florets.  The kale was fine, but we didn't get a huge amount.  In all fairness though, we put it in really late and barely paid it any mind.


Our other bed was a mix of carrots, lettuces, arugula, parsley, cilantro, green onions, spinach, and Swiss chard.  We had a decent harvest, with ample lettuces, arugula, and cilantro.  In preparation for our spring planting, we made our last harvest so we can get the bed ready for tomatoes and peppers.  We had very little in the way of carrots and pretty low expectations at this point, so I was pleasantly surprised to harvest this:



Most of them were small, but we ended up with about a pound of fresh crisp, sweet yumminess.  And to think I thought the carrots were a total bust.

In addition we had a large bowl packed with lettuce and a huge amount of cilantro.  The lettuce we used right away and I saw a TV chef freeze fresh parsley so I'll give our cilantro the cold shoulder and see how that works out!


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