Had harvest last week but not from this year’s planting. Hoping to harvest some lettuce this week.
Top: Garlic greens
Bottom: Spring Onions
These are onions that I missed last year, they survived the winter. Amazing!
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Chinese Chives/Garlic chives
Meant to blanch some of the clumps, but forgot, and now it is too late.
Made a note so that I will remember next year.
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Carrots that I missed last year, pretty good sizes but not as sweet as I expected
All the above went into a sweet potato noodles stir-fry. To learn about sweet potato noodles and a recipe click here.
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These baby chicories went into a salad.
Some of you may recall my surprise discovery from my 4/28/14 post (click on date and scroll down). There were many “baby chicories” growing together on each of the stumps crowding each other. Decided to harvest (thin out) most of the “babies” leaving only a few on each stump. These remaining babies will have room to grow and develop and hopefully form “little baby heads”. If this happens, they would be very cute, I imagine. Can’t wait to find out.
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Have a Sunny & Cheerful Week!
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How neat to find all these little surprises left from last year. I bet your stir fry was delicious!
Just goes to show it pays to be a disorganized gardener. Yes, the stir-fry was delicious.
I did that with my cabbages this year and they were perfect sized for individual portions… and the ones that weren’t full or had issues I gave tot he chickens so it worked out perfect for me!
Agree, the baby cabbages are perfect individual sizes and I find them very tasty..
Nice harvest, I’m surprised the carrots were really sweet from overwintering in the garden. I know it really makes parsnips sweeter.
Thanks. going to try and overwinter more varieties this fall just to see what will survive, but then this all depends on how the weather behave.
Your garlic greens and scallions look gorgeous. I had some scallions earlier this spring in my raised bed from stubs planted last summer. Due to my lack of experience, I threw these into compost bin because I thought that they wouldn’t be edible. Now I know that I will keep my scallions around. My colleague just gave me some Egyptian walking onions from her garden. I heard that these will survive winters like ours.
I am growing Egyptian walking onions for the first time also, understand it reseeds and comes up year after year, so I have it in an area where it will remain as a permanent bed. Let me know if you want Chinese chives, I have ton to share and you are welcome to drop by.
wow those Chinese chives! Why mine are still so small??
Those garlic greens are pretty awesome too.
You may have a different variety. I find my spring cuttings to be nice and fat but the cuttings later in the season are skinnier.
Lovely harvest! Those carrots are perfect to me! I love all the mishap shapes!!
Thanks. I am going to overwinter more carrots this year but I need to remember to sow more seeds at the appropriate time.
Lovely harvests. My garlic chives are sulking this year. I hope they perk up. I did harvest them pretty late last year and I’m sure it hurt them.
Sorry to learn that your garlic chives are sulking, now that the weather is warming up I am sure they will perk up for you.
I’m so surprised that so much has survived the winter. I wouldn’t have thought it possible. Your harvest looks wonderful and that’s a great collection of healthy, fresh produce xx
I was surprised also. Going to overwinter more varieties this fall to see how many will do well.
It sounds like you had a bit of a treasure hunt in your garden, what fun to find all those survivors.
Never thought of the harvest as a treasure hunt, but now that you mention it, it really is.
Great produce from last Winter, well done you! The carrots that overwintered looked great though!
Thanks, was disappointed that the carrots were not sweeter.
It’s like Christmas in May! What nice surprises you found in your garden! the garlic greens and spring onions look wonderful! And like some here, I too am surprised the carrots weren’t sweeter. But I’m sure you enjoyed them anyway 🙂
I did enjoy the carrots, just thinking, reason the carrots lost their sweetness could be due to the fact that they were sprouting green tops.
I love that your greens are so healthy, great surprise! And the colour of those carrots is gorgeous 😀
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You are truly a master gardener, making your garden work so hard for you even in the worst winter ever! I’m impressed you were able to still harvest after all that cold and snow! My little fig tree is doing great, we pulled him out a little every day to get used to the sunlight and now he’s happily growing on the garage roof again. The leaves are beautiful and I have a couple of tiny figs growing already. I’m going to buy some chicken wire to make a cage to the birds can’t get to it (damn birds ate 3 figs last year).
So glad to hear that your little fig tree is doing great. Birds are a pain and so smart. Always know which is the biggest and sweetest fruit on the tree. Don’t mind sharing with them if only they had more manners and finish eating one fruit before moving on to the next (they would peck on my strawberries leaving me with many damaged berries).
I’ll echo what Eva and Charlie said, Norma. I’m amazed that so much survived this awful Winter. How ever did that chicory make it? Your new garlic and Spring onions look great, too. I bet you’ll be making some wonderful stir-fries with them. That’s a great photo to end the post. 🙂
I think so much survived because the garden was blanketed with snow the entire winter which act as an insulator. The chicory in the right photo did not make it. The one on the left is still growing strong, I am looking forward to baby chicories.
I looked at those veggies and my brain went fuzzy thinking, “already??” Then I read the overwintering and I was gobsmacked by what survived a New York winter.
This past winter sure was frigid, did not think anything in the garden would survive, I was very surprised to find so many treasures.
Great looking harvest! We grew a bunch of veggies this Spring with some green house love while somehow the other veggies survived the harsh NY winter. Thanks for sharing Norma!
Thanks. Isn’t it amazing how hardy some veggies are!
Nice collection of tonic spring greens!
Thanks. The Egyptian walking onions you gave me all made it through the winter and I am looking forward to enjoying them.
Thanks for the update, am glad to hear they survived their first winter for you — they’re pretty hardy and we haven’t had any trouble with them reappearing once they get established!