My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Harvest Monday & Seed Giveaway Winner

Baby lettuce and edible viola blossoms
Welcome to Harvest Monday! This blog hop is sponsored by Daphne's Dandelions. I do hope you will stop over there and see everyone else's harvests; it is a lot of fun to see fresh homegrown food from around the world!

So a recap of the weeks harvesting, mostly a lot of baby lettuce, which is good considering that Organic Spring Mix is over $5 a pound at the store and I can eat at least two pounds a week.  I've been tossing viola blossoms into the salad mix too. I tried my big purple pansies and they were OK but nothing to brag about. The violas have a slightly sweet taste with a lingering floral essence. They are more bite sized, too.

Baby lettuce and Easter Egg Radishes

Another day there were several Easter Egg Radishes to pull along with the baby lettuces.

Radish, mizuna, spinach, lettuce

On Sunday there was another radish, some mizuna and some baby spinach in addition to the lettuce.  There was also 2 ounces of little tomatoes. I've moved the tomato pot into the greenhouse for more protection. We haven't had a hard freeze yet but when we do I expect the tomatoes will be done for, even in the greenhouse.

Yellow Marble and Princepe Borghese Tomatoes

Harvest Totals Week of November 21-27
Lettuce and other salad greens   2 pounds, 2 oz.
Easter Egg Radish                                     1.5 oz
Tomatoes                                                   2  oz
TOTAL            2 pounds, 4.5 ounces

Now I know everyone wants to know about the seed giveaway! To read more about how I'm doing this you can read this blog post. To read more about this weeks giveaway go to  my very first Seedy Saturday post.  If you want to get in on the action stop in next week for Seedy Saturday. I am trying to get the Mr. Linky thingy so that others with seeds to give away can join in but have been having technical difficulties. I will keep trying but if not I might allow links in the comments for that day.

So now, the Winner is......drumroll please...... BeeGirl! I'll be sending you an email through your profile, but if you don't get it be sure to contact me with your snail mail address so I can send your beet seeds to you! Congratulations!


  1. Drooling over your cherry tomatoes.

  2. YAY! I'm so excited! THANK YOU! Annndddd...I'm completely jealous of those tomatoes! :-)

  3. LoL! The tomatoes were an accident ;-) they were volunteers in a pot, poor things 4 of them in a planter with a clump of daylilies. Honestly I don't know how they've done as well as they have!

  4. Your salad leaves are looking fabulous - I always forget that I can add viola flowers to my salads.

  5. How lovely to have some cherry tomatoes to go with those fresh harvested greens salads!

  6. This is about the only time of year I get tomatoes with the lettuce salad; in the summer it's too hot for the lettuce and of course soon it will be too cold for the tomatoes

  7. Beautiful harvest, oh those tomatoes, I have to wait until next year for fresh home grown tomatoes.

  8. I found that yellow cherry tomatoes are much hardier to cold than the red ones. We had 2 plants that survived winter and has been producing non-stop. Those easter egg radishes look very cute.

  9. I've been eating more organic spring mix from the store lately and really kicking myself that I did not at least get a pot of lettuce going for the fall! With the prices that way they are, I am almost considering trying to grow it inside. lol!!! Your harvest looks wonderful!