As those of you following my blog will recall, in my Harvest Monday, December 12, 2011 post I decided to continue to push my luck, harvest only as needed, and hope I will have garden fresh produce for Christmas. Well, I came out pretty good only lost the Chinese celery.
Green and giant red mustards both survived and grew, though slooooowly. Harvest a bunch of the green mustard on Thursday. All went into a pot of soup (meatballs, tofu and bean thread) which my daughter and son-in-law enjoyed when they arrived on Friday afternoon. From the garden to the pot in less than 24 hours, what a treat for late December!!!!!
Lessons learned: unprotected mustard and parsley will survive temperature in the teens, Chinese celery will not survive below the low 20′s. Unprotected collard and kale also survived and I will have sufficient for one or two meals to share with my company the next few days plus the parsnips and leeks still in the ground for them to take home. Not bad for this time of the year.
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