Earlier in the week, frost was predicted. Quickly went to the garden and harvested the last of the red amaranth and callaloo (they would not survive a frost). Was surprised to find there was enough for more than one meal.
Red Amaranth & Callaloo
Blanched and froze for winter use.
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My garden escaped that frost. However, wide spread frost was predicted for the following night, decided not to take any more chances and brought in most of the tender crops and others that were ready for harvest.
Baby Tromboncino, Snow Peas, Sugar Snap & Scotch Bonnet Peppers
Saving the tromboncino, snow peas and sugar snap for Locust Grove’s gardeners potluck
Scotch bonnet peppers were planted too late, only one turned partially yellow
Snow peas and sugar snap peas plants are still looking healthy and flowering, leaving them to continue to grow. I may get a harvest. This is the first time I am having fall peas of any kind.
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Cherry Tomatoes, Ping Tung Eggplants & Strawberries
Cherry tomato plant was not damaged by the frost. It is October 28 and my tomato plant is still looking healthy and loaded with fruits, this is so exciting.. Looking forward to future harvests.
Found the 2 small eggplants while pulling up the plants. The 2 tiny strawberries were not as sweet and juicy as the summer berries, but they were red and aromatic and I thoroughly enjoyed them.
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Chicory (radicchio) keeps well, these beauties will keep for months in the fridge
Because I have quite a few in the garden, decided to delay harvest just to see what would happen. Left longer in the garden, I think it would send out a flower stalk.
All the seeds for my radicchios came from the same seed pack but the heads had different colors - red (photo top right), purple (top photo) and some with lots of green (photo below), very interesting.
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Also dug in all my ginger. Not sure what happened but I messed up the photos. Hope to fix them this week so I can post photos and write about it next Harvest Monday.
Got my garlic planted, over 100 cloves. Looking forward to garlic scape in the spring and also garlic green.
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Last Monday’s (10/21) post I promised to remake the “A” choy dish, post photo and recipe. Unfortunately the “A” choy in the fridge deteriorated and was unusable, so sorry. Next year, promise.
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