Harvest! Foods! On the table, even!
From the garden: some mustard greens (red and green), carrots (about as long as my fingers), some teensy broccoli heads (why do my broccoli plants only make teensy heads?) and some thyme.
And here the greens and one of the carrots are on the Resident Storm Chaser’s breakfast plate.
Yes, he eats veggies for breakfast. Weird? No, weird is naming veggies after pixie body parts.
Oh. Wait. Speaking of…
Fall/winter garden has been another “learning” experience. I planted a number of brassicas. The brussels sprouts have done nothing. Where is the stalk that has little leprechaun brains on it? (That is why the Resident Storm Chaser called them to tempt the little nippers into eating them. Not that it worked, mind you. But I love that guy and now you know why.)
I love crunching down on
leprechaun brains brussels sprouts that have been steamed lightly and then sauteed in butter and garlic, yum.
I don’t know if they are aware of their future and just aren’t going to grow for me this year or whether there is still time for them to pop up. Anybody in North Texas know the score?
But we can haz cauliflower! Romanesco and white. One of the Romanescos is the size of a large-ish orange. I’m watching it daily, trying to figure out when to harvest. The others are all the size of
leprechaun brains brussels sprouts, oddly enough. And I’m not quite sure when to know it’s time to harvest, whether it’s possible that (like the damned broccoli) they may be tiny shrimpy things that need to be harvested now before they bloom or whether they will keep getting bigger. Advice? [These pics were taken with my iPod Touch and are glarey. I need to start using my camera again.]
And the cabbage may finally be ready to form heads. Not the red cabbage. It has just gone pffth! at me and is scraggly and doing nothing. But I have several green cabbages that may be forming heads now. Hard to tell from the picture but the very center seems to be getting smaller and tighter.
What’s going on in your garden? On your kitchen windowsill? Tell me in comments or give me a link to your harvest post. See other harvests at daphne’s dandelions!
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