Monday, December 6, 2010

Harvest Monday Dec 6, 2010

This week I went and pulled enough carrots to get us through a few weeks.  The fall harvest has been gorgeous.  It's really getting cold here lately and the ground is starting to freeze.  I have a feeling this will be my last harvest for quite a while.  There are still some odds and ends in the ground, but I will most likely leave them there until the next thaw.  I love looking at all the greens that everyone is harvesting and we have a few in the garden.  Unfortunately, my family only eats greens under protest.  It's all about babysteps. 

The rest of the garden has been put to bed for a few weeks, so nothing to report there.  I'm starting to plan for next year and will be adding another raised bed in the last space I have in my side yard.  There is a free planner on the Mother Earth News site that is very easy to use, so I've been playing with that.   The seed catalogs are dribbling in.  I've gotten 2 so far, one from Pinetree and the other from Totally Tomatoes. 

This post is part of Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.  Head on over and see all the wonderful harvests. 

6 comments:

kitsapFG said...

Those are some fine looking carrots. Our greens harvests are few and far between right now too - mainly because they do not spring back with new growth during the darkest and shortest days of winter - so harvesting very much depletes them quickly. I try to stagger it out to make them last as long as possible until the sun returns with enough strength to start the growth process again.

Robin said...

Boy those are some great looking carrots!! I'm going to have to take a look at that garden planner.

Fred said...

Those carrots look tremendous. Very well done!

I'll be playingh around with the garden planner as I figure out my plans for next year!! Thanks for the tip!

Dan said...

Nice! All my carrots are frozen in the ground. I keep hoping we get some warmer weather before the ground really freezes.

Daphne said...

Nice carrots. My family is the same way. The won't eat my greens. Luckily I love them. And my townhouse mates ask for them occasionally so they get eaten.

michelle said...

Gorgeous carrots! I bet they are as sweet as can be. Lucky me, my husband loves greens, lucky him, that will be the bulk of the harvests soon...