I only harvested a handful of broc-bits and itsy bitsy carrots this week. Oh yeah, some salad greens. I know this is boring to hear or read people say again and again, but dang! It’s unbelievable how good various greens taste raw when they’re fresh out of the garden. Toss in some finely chopped fresh herbs and it’s scrumptious.
But you know that.
I have a really sad broc that has been eaten by something and I keep thinking I should trash it, but I keep getting little broclets from it. So I get my handful or more of brocs from it and then leave it. I’ll pull it out when I have something else to put in the fabric pot, I guess.
Oh, and because that’s not only sad but also embarrassing? Let me show you the broccoli that’s not sad and pitiful.
Because you came to see pictures of the actual harvest, I have this bad picture of broccoli-bits in my hand. I was holding the iPod with one hand and broccoli in the other so yeah, not so focused.
Oh, and I mentioned carrots, didn’t I? Okay, I have this big pot that I planted carrot seeds in last fall without thinning them out. They were small and scraggly as you can guess. I have pretty much thinned them now and am letting the remaining ones grow until they get bigger. In the meantime, yesterday I planted a tomato plant in the middle of the carrots on the assumption that they will be long gone before that tomato is big enough for it to be a problem. But I did have to pull some bitty carrots out of the middle to make room.
And finally, the bits of broc and carrot along with some cabbage and shallots cooked in butter until crunchy. Not a lot but it was yummy.
I’m going to take advantage of the fact that you clicked through by asking questions and hoping to get answers!
In my dream of backyard “farming” (three square-foot raised beds) I needed a small freezer to hold all the excess squash I’d be unable to even give away, and loving all that wonderful squash during the winter. Well, I only got enough for us to enjoy some very nice meals, but no extra to give away or freeze. Hopefully this year will go better.
I also have this dream of needing a Excalibur 3500B 5 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator.
But I don’t eat much (if any) dried food and am not sure if I will get enough of any kind of appropriate harvest to use it or actually eat whatever dried stuff I end up with and so fear it would be a waste of money and (possibly worse) space. Do you have a dehydrator? Do you use it?
As always, you can see more harvests from around the world by checking out the others hosted at daphne’s dandelions.