Sunday, October 24, 2010
Late October Harvest
Where did this month go? October is coming to a close and I have yet to get my hoops up. The temperature actually got down to 32 degrees F a few nights ago. We're expecting warmer weather this week so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to winterize the garden next weekend before the first killing frost arrives.
Today I picked the first ripe Meyer lemons of the season. Last year, my potted tree produced 9 HUGE lemons. This year, there are 20 medium-sized lemons. These weighed in at just under 2 pounds - enough for a batch of marmalade.
My fall broccoli is still producing plenty of side shoots. I actually really enjoy the young leaves that accompany them.
In other news, the field mice have taken down the last of my rhubarb chard, which is so unbelievably frustrating! I've killed 3 of them this past week alone. Sometimes I wish I had a garden cat to accompany the gnome.
This week's numbers were pretty light (by choice). I've stopped weighing my tomatoes.
Turnips- 0.26 lb
Broccoli - 0.40 lb
Artichoke - 0.20 lb
Chilies - 0.35 lb
Lemons - 1.93 lb
Total harvest this week - 3.14 lb