Monday, March 12, 2012

Harvest Monday............03/12/2012

This past Saturday, I finally harvested some of the overwintered Kale and Collards from the cold frame beds. I figured that I would harvest just the bigger leaves and that would be enough for dinner. As you can see, there were a lot more greens ready then I had thought!

I came in with this nice big colander full of greens! 
There are Vates Collards, Lacinato Kale, Squire Kale and a few leaves of what I think must be Winter Red Kale. There is one plant in the bed which has light purple veins. I was having trouble with the Winter Red Kale germinating...but, I guess that one made it.

Total Harvest - 10.7 oz    
Collards - 3.8 oz
Kale - 6.9 oz


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25 comments:

  1. Thats a great basket of Kale. I particularly like Lacinato style Kales - what did you do with yours?

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  2. Thanks Liz, I made the most wonderful dish with some of these greens. I will post the recipe on Thursday.

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    1. Thanks Wilderness,...It was yummy!

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  4. I'm just going to set to and freeze the parsnips that we dug!

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    1. That's a good idea. It's never too soon to start putting things away for another day!

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  5. That is indeed a full colander of kale and what makes it even nicer is the mix of varieties. Each brings a different eating quality to the table.

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    1. I have three more varieties of Kale started which will be planted out some time this week. It's been so dry here. So I am waiting until after we get a little rain.

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  6. I should seriously think about installing a cold frame. So jealous of your kale harvest, so varied.

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    1. Yes, I think you should put a cold frame on your "to do" list this year. You will be very happy come next winter.

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  7. Lovely bowl of kales. At the moment I have the Italian Lancinato, some 'Red Russian" aka "Ragged Jack" descended from seed I bought years ago from Seeds Blum and a similar looking variety that pops up in some mesculin mixes.

    I've seeded some collards this week, some for me and some as bunny food.

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    1. We really love greens around here. I have some more starts ready to go out this week!

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  8. Yum! What will you do with it? Saute in butter or stir fry maybe?

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    1. I'm not telling you what I made :) You will have to wait until Thursday!

      I hope the little one is feeling better.

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  9. We love kale! And it is super good this time of the year! We cut a bunch this week to and added it to a casserole!! Yum!!

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    1. Kale is such a great veggie and so so nutritious!

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  10. Great harvest! Robin.
    "Kale-juice" is very popular in Japan since it contains a lot of vitamins.

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    1. I have a juicer and have been thinking about making some Kale juice. I guess it is time!

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  11. Beautiful colander of blue-green winter greens. Just lovely. Loved your post on community garden frustrations too. Visit my blog to see my own frustrations. Your plot is three times larger than mine, so I hope you get a lot of good produce from it. And it looks like you have SOIL. I have gravel and dust in my community garden plot. The only growing medium is what I hauled in. Now the powers that run our gardens have made us take our our raised beds, tomato cages, trellises, etc. Basically, if I had it they disallowed it, although it wasn't personal. Bummer.

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    1. I love the different blue/green colors too. I'm going to hop on over to your place and see what kind of nonsense you are going through!

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  12. What a nice, green harvest! For some reason I always have problems getting kale to germinate.

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    1. Thanks Julie, maybe you should try pre-sprouting them.

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  13. Woohoo! A wonderful winter/early spring harvest. The green is such a rich variety of colors.

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