It is currently 32 degrees outside with a snow flurry. This Texas girl LOVES the cold and snow! It happens so rarely in Dallas.
But this is the first year I have crops to protect.
First, a shot from last week, when I didn’t post to this site because I was busy with the Out of Paisley’s Closet Contest, and by the way, if you read romance novels or know somebody who does, I’d love you to buy my new romance, Scandalous. (How is that for subtle?) Okay, I’ll be even more direct. It’s available on Amazon and Kobo (available later today) and at Book View Cafe!
Right. Last week. Check out the lettuces and the greens and such. Pretty! (I wish I were in the mood for salads because seriously, I have some gorgeous lettuce varieties.)
And here I am having harvested a few handfuls of mustard greens. And oh by the way people, have you ever eaten a raw mustard green? Do they always have an after-bite that is hotter than Hades in July? Whoa! That’s some fierce stuff.
Yesterday I harvested a carrot and a radish. The carrot is itty bitty. I am leaving them in longer, hoping they’ll grow bigger. But it was cute.
Also, the broccoli confuses me. It makes little bitty heads and then blooms, so if I don’t pick the little bitty head fast, I have nothing but blooming broccoli. I don’t know if this is weather-related or what. But this is it, the big harvest of December 9, 2012. I could have picked a lot of lettuce and a hefty amount of greens but didn’t. So yeah, this is it. The harvest.
The carrot is oranger than that. I used my iPod Touch to take the picture so it’s kind of wonky.
But I am a good farmer. I protect my crops.
See my vegetable beds? Tucked in snug as a bug in a rug.
Let it snow!
See other harvests at daphne’s dandelions!