In the summer I harvest daily. I have to, or the green beans crawl into my house and take over my couch and the zucchini turns into an uncarved canoe.
|The five front yard beds. I try to keep these a bit tidier than the free-for-all of plastic clocheing in the back, and I throw in more “decorative” elements like the kales and the chard in practically every bed.|
|The potato bed is a mess, but it was easy to pull up a handfull of spuds.
|They’re nice size potatoes, too.|
|Beets have been under straw. The greens are a bit ragged from low temps but the roots are in good shape.|
|My charming little helper. 14 seconds after this picture was taken he threw that beet at the cat and then tried to crawl under the car to get it. The cat, not the beet. That was left to me.|
|This cabbage is small, but will shred up nicely to a good main salad for one or side slaw for two.|
|No memory of planting lettuce in the front beds, but apparently I did and it looks pretty great!|
|Celeriac – disappointing but I will keep trying because I adore celeriac.|
I am down to my last two kohlrabi. Next year I will plant more.
|Luckily, one makes quite a meal.|
|Mixed lettuces and a small savoy cabbage, harvested from the backyard garden.|
|Steak salad with chickpeas, pomegranate arils, almonds and lemon dressing.|