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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Broccoli, and bok choy. Got tomatoes on the vine in the greenhouse. My lettuce is beautiful...and bitter. I think I need to change type I plant. Don't know why its so bitter this year.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I thought I might have an easy lettuce answer for you, Catgrass ... until I checked your weather.

New Orleans has only had one day this month with a temperature above 80°f. Mostly, it's been highs in the 60's and one afternoon of only 50°!

I would think that it should be fairly ideal lettuce-growing weather.

Steve
my garden soil is frozen as hard as a rock! i can't even get a shovel in it to bury some compostables. the little greens in my (unheated) greenhouse are growing, however.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Lettuce grows fairly easy here. I have it in pots, because I have bigger things in my actual garden. Maybe too little water at times, I just don't know.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Happily, I dug up some of my lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, celery, arugula, and parsley and am growing them in the garage "V8 nursery" where the lowest temp so far has been down to 38°F. I have to situate the lettuce pots carefully because I let our indoor only cats explore the garage, partly to deter and catch the field mice that try to come in for the warmth via unknown entry points... And one of them particularly LOVES lettuce. :x (for this reason, I can grow them in some of the ideal locations in the house...)

Also, first of the "winter" indoor tomatoes are ripening now and I'm harvesting a few every day -- just enough for garnish and fresh snacks. Some of the overwintering hot peppers, too. Also harvesting basils as well as pineapple sage that I dug up and brought inside.

Outside, there are a few more carrots, radishes and Egyptian walking onions I could harvest.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

down to just digging yacon, groundnut, and sunchokes.

applestar - how did your yacon fare this year? i don't think i've seen a mention.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I got a couple of suyo cucumbers and some rosemary and thyme for my stuffing tonight.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

!potatoes! wrote:down to just digging yacon, groundnut, and sunchokes.

applestar - how did your yacon fare this year? i don't think i've seen a mention.
Hey, thanks !potatoes! -- they did their thing and I had a modest tuber harvest this year, but a lot of the purple nuggets to replant. I'm thinking maybe the area got over-flooded and I need to find a better drained spot. The early sudden dip/freeze we had may have shortened the season, too.

I just hope I can keep them over the winter in good shape. Any tips would be awesome. :D

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

peter peppers I brought indoors before the frost.
I already had them growing in containers.
A hot pepper that looks like a you know what.
Fun for parties.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Greens! I uncovered my greens hoop house, and I harvested the perimeter stalks from my mizuna, senposai, zen hybrid, bok choy, tatsoi, and yu choy - the only one I didn't harvest from was the komatsuna, as that variety just doesn't grow like the old one. For next winter I'll get some of Pinetree Garden's generic komatsuna, as that did best in the cold, though it was not the best one for spring, as it bolted early.

Here is the uncovered greens house, and the 5 photos before are the individual plants. Incredible how those plants grow back after a harvest! I just trimmed them back on 11-12, and some of these, like the tatsoi, look like they hadn't been touched.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Sungold and Black cherry tomatoes.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked a few cherry tomatoes off the plant in the greenhouse. Cut another broccoli head-gonna cut a BIG cabbage this evening!

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Purple Top Turnip roots. Planted a good size area at the farm/hunting land. Deer have been enjoying the leaves but several had some good size roots, so I gathered a few for boiling.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

imafan26 wrote:Sungold and Black cherry tomatoes.
Same here, also my first Talavera Native came ripe today. :-()

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applestar wrote: I just hope I can keep them over the winter in good shape. Any tips would be awesome. :D
best would be 40F, dark, and not drying out yet not totally sealed. close as i can get is a big plastic tub in the basement, rhizome with (what starts out as) slightly moist soil covering them and a lid either loosely covering or with a few holes drilled in.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Red romaine thinnings to add to my salad for dinner and Satsuma mandarins.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Used some rosemary today for baked chicken for Christmas potluck today.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked 11 Brown turkey figs, someone at the garden gave me a hyotan (upo) squash, and I dug up the turmeric about 40 lbs worth to be given away. I will keep a few pieces to put back in the ground after the bed is amended.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Pictures?

Pictures?

Pictures?

:wink: Steve

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Just thought I'd mention what I got today from the herb pots (market tomorrow). Needless to say, the plants are slow now, and some weeks don't bother. We had some cold a couple weeks ago, but since stayed decent. The marjoram is in smaller pots and pulled it in closer when it got chilly. Last year didn't and lost some.
A couple of bunches each of parsley, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, sage, plus bay as tree-let in my kitchen. Monday I'll get some mint and parsley for a (non) restaurant (a couple of people who cook veggie for take out)

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked the first big cabbage yesterday. Gonna make cabbage rolls! Still have bok choy and tomatoes in the greenhouse.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

harvesting nothing from my garden but some herbs these days. But I made an orange vegetable soup with garden herbs, canned beans, and spinach from my garden that I had frozen. Thawing it and using it in the soup worked pretty well. I liked it better than commercial frozen spinach.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Hey!!?

Okay, well I had Rattlesnake Bean Soup yesterday! Rattlesnake beans are usually grown for green beans, at least the Cascade Giant variety that I grow are. The pods are really hard to shell compared to more common, dry beans. But, they are sooo worth the bother when you've got that soup in front of you :D !

Went out and dug some carrots out from under the pile of pine needles. They are very bright BRIGHT orange at this time of year! The red onions in the basement are holding up real well so a half of one of those went in.

... I had to saute' the veggies (along with the store-bought celery ;)) separately because I missed the chance to get them in the beans at the right moment, during their long cooking in the home-made broth ...!

So, tasty.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I have just been outside and picked my first raspberries for breakfast. :D

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Watercress.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked 6 ripe tomatoes today, and 4 large starfruit, and 2 heads of buttercrunch lettuce will be harvested tomorrow, as well as a small stalked Pok choy.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Wow, mine is on a much smaller ...tiny really... scale :wink:

I took a slice of boring leftover cheese pizza out of the fridge. I embellished it with sliced up leftover meatball. I had some Greek olive mix from the olive bar so I scattered bits from an olive.

("Ooooh," a little girl voice in my head said. "Fresh basil would be so good on that!")

Well, OK -- so I go in the Family Room, reach behind the sofa and snip a sprig off the Lettuceleaf basil still growing on the sofa table. :D

("Oooh," my little girl voice continued. "Remember that pizza we had one summer with arugula on it? That one was grilled chicken, but arugula might be good on this pizza.")

Well, fine -- so I go in the garage and snip a nice arugula leaf from the V8 nursery winter greens garden. 8)

Yes, a little dried oregano from the summer harvest too, and the boring pizza was turned extraordinary. :()

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Isn't it great when you think that you don't have anything to eat then realize the bounty that is hidden away all over the yard or in Applestar's case all over the house.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I was excited to see I have two courgettes almost ready for picking.
The weather is warm and I have given them an extra drink, -- :) maybe they will be big enough to pick for a stir fry tonight?



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