|Red & Yellow beets, parsnips, carrots|
This week I didn't get to harvest anything until Saturday because there is still snow and ice around the yard. Before Sat. I couldn't harvest because of the freezing temperatures. But on Sat. I pulled a decent amount of root crops. The tops looked sad and went to the rabbits this time, but the roots, of course were fine. Don't laugh at my pathetic parsnips. I know they are too small, but they tasted fine. I don't think I got them planted early enough. Better luck next year.
|Lettuce is frost damaged under row covers|
This is where I can see how having the frost blanket over beds inside a hoop house would be great. Funny thing is the lettuce that still has a little snow on it and no frost blanket looks fine and dandy.
This weeks harvest:
Baby lettuce 17oz
baby carrots 6 oz
parsnips 3 oz
yellow beets, roots only 7oz
Cylindra beets, roots only 4 oz
Total: 2.3 pounds
I have been busy writing more articles for you over on Squidoo, I've added a page here with links to all my organic gardening type articles. I'm currently working on another one about rainwater harvesting; I should have it live in a few days. In the meantime there are some on growing peas, improving soil fertility, using earthworms and several more.
AND THE SEEDY SATURDAY WINNER IS: cathy@home So Cathy if you don't hear from me, shoot my an email hysong AT cableone DOT net and give me your snail mail. Cathy is going to receive a nice big bunch of old fashioned hollyhock seeds. Don't forget to stop by next Saturday for another Seedy Saturday free seed giveaway!