Sunday, December 6, 2009

'Tis the season for harvesting festive "greens"

by Fern

Earlier in the week it was in the sixties! But yesterday we had the first snow!

Rainbow Swiss chard in the back-porch planters.
(Don't tell Mommy but the chickens were in there yesterday
having a feast.)

When it started snowing a little bit, Mommy, Blossom and I rushed out to the garden to pick the rest of the red cabbage and a few heads of bok choi and some Brussels spouts.

Kale and chard harvested on December 3,
when the temperature was 62 degrees F.

We left some vegetables under garden blankets, maybe for Christmas. We may have to dig through a snowbank to harvest them.

But we do still have some greens handy in a little greenhouse planter box we made on the back porch. It has parsley, some leeks, mache, arugula, minutina, and spinach.

Space spinach under the blanket
in the back-porch planter-box greenhouse

Minutina tucked under the blanket

26 comments:

Country Girl said...

Wow, impressive greens especially for this time of the year in Maine!

Amy Blogs @ River Rock Cottage said...

Lovely! We are waiting on snow tonight as well! My girls are VERY excited.

vrtlarica said...

I have never grown rainbow swiss chard. It looks so interesting. I have to try it next year!

Daphne said...

I love the light through the chard leaf. So pretty.

Tracey said...

So awesome!

Catherine said...

Wow! This is inspiring! We need to try that next year! If you have a chance, could you take a photo of your set-up?

Michelle said...

Very pretty shots of the chard! And I'm sure it's going to be tasty.

Dan said...

The spinach and minutina look happy with their bedding. Must try minutina next season.

Thomas said...

Great pictures. I'm growing space spinach and minutina as well. Your spinach looks a lot less slug damaged than mine. And I can't wait to taste the minutina.

Rosey Pollen said...

What a fun blog! I love the topics and photos you share. I will come back and visit often.
Rosey

Heather said...

I so love your harvest basket! How nice to still have something for the chicks to sneak into. Mine are pecking at ice and snow for fun but they do get warm oatmeal in the mornings to get their motors running!

Karen Sue said...

I definately have to research some greens for next year. I'm rather uncreative in that in the past, but I think it's time to branch out a bit.
Yours look merry & Bright!

Rothschild Orchid said...

Wow! That rainbow chard looks magical, what fantastic shots. Great post.

RO :o)

Toni said...

Wow! That chard is gorgeous! Enjoy!

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