Harvested my first Purple Vienna Kohlrabi, well plus another small one that’s heart shaped. At the moment both are sitting in the fridge.
Also dug up 4 Purple Sweet Potatoes, another first. I noticed they were partially exposed so decided to bring them in before the critters discover them. They are curing now an should be ready for eating in 2 weeks.
Also in the above basket are 1 China Express Daikon and a few Red Noodles & Green Long Beans. These beans will most likely be the last harvest as I see no flowers on the vines.
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I am growing Win-Win Choy in 2 exact size (29 inches) window boxes. One has 6 plants the other has 12 plants.
In the photo below, the Win-Win Choy leaf on the left is from the box with only 6 plants. The leaf on the right is from the box with 12 plants.
The size difference between the 2 leaves is quite striking.
Decided to thin out the window box with the 12 Win-Win Choy.
Removed the outer leaves from the remaining 7 plants also. Be fun to see if these will grow as robust as the ones in the box of 6 plants.
All the above Win-Win Choy were processed and froze using the method mentioned in last Mondays post.
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Harvested another 6 Black Summer Pac Choi.
Separated most of the leaves for easy cleaning leaving just the few center leaves attached to a stub.
Peeled the stub to reveal my favorite part of the Pac Choi. That stub, when cooked, is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Would love a serving of just the peeled stubs, but can you imagine how many Pac Choi plants I would need to have just one serving of the stubs?
Steamed the heart of the Pac Choi (uncut, whole with stub) for 3-5 minutes, then drizzled with a bit of oyster sauce and sesame oil, was a real treat.
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First harvest of Lutz Beets and Leeks.
Lutz beets is one of my all time favorite. Easy to grow and good winter keepers. I plant them in the spring, harvest as need throughout the year (didn’t this year as I was also growing other varieties) and harvest remainder before the ground freezes. They can grow quite large without getting pithy.
I store the unwashed roots, covered with Pro-Mix in a container, in my garage and they last through the winter.
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The leeks are not as fat as last year’s and I think it has to do with the hot dry weather we have been experiencing.
Check out the length of leek at the top!
Was visiting friends and knew they would appreciate goodies from my garden so brought them a basket of lutz beets, leeks and some other garden goodies.
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Sadly, below is the last of my lettuces.
But all is not lost for the season. Brought home some lettuce thinning from Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable on Thursday and transplanted them into window boxes.
Seedlings were bare roots and are looking a bit limp but should perk up in a day or 2.
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Do not want to think about it but winter is fast approaching. The leaves on my Katsura tree are starting to fall, signaling to me that it is time to start thinking about putting the garden to bed for the winter. Where did the year go?????
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