Decided to bring in the last of my 2 Bronze Mignonette Lettuce.
Harvested most of the window boxes grown Bronze Mignonette Lettuce on 12/29/15 as they were showing signs of bolting (they went home with my daughter and I forgot to take photo). Decided to leave 2 in the box to see how they would fare. As you can see from the photo above and below, the one on the right is showing signs of bolting so harvested both on 1/6/16. Yes, I harvested lettuce in the Hudson Valley, New York in January.
The Bronze Mignonette Lettuce in the photo above and the Forellenschluss Lettuce in the photo below were transplanted on 9/8/15, the Forellenschluss Lettuce in the photo above were transplanted on 10/19. All were volunteer seedlings from Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden.
Think I will harvest the above Forellenschluss Lettuce this week. Winter is settling in, finally, so I doubt they will grow any more.
To be honest I did not think any of the lettuce seedlings would survive, but survive they did and grew to edible sizes thanks to an unusually warm November and December.
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The carrots in the 2 photos below were sown at the end of July. Unfortunately I never got around to thin at the appropriate time so the results are not impressive but they were sweet and crisp.
There are 2 varieties of carrots in the above containers sadly they got mixed up when I pulled them so not sure which is which.
Cleaned up both containers.
Leaving the carrots to overwinter in the tubs. Wonder if they will continue to grow, will find out in the spring.
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Also leaving the beets below to overwinter in the ice chest.
A few are of fairly good sizes.
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An update about my overwintering experiment I posted on 11/9/15 (click on link to view post).
Below is what the leek, celeriac and carrots are currently looking like.
The leeks and carrots did not mind being transplanted and are happy. The celeriacs were not happy, the leaves all wilted and yellowed so I removed and discarded them but left the root undisturbed. Am leaving all to overwinter and will post an update in the spring.
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