Friday, December 30, 2011

Growing things....

The mild weather we have been having has allowed our fall vegetable garden to continue providing
us with fresh produce.  This morning, my husband braved some cold conditions in order to pull some turnips, mustard greens, kale, lettuce, and field cress, along with some arugula.  I have tried to capture the beauty of this harvest with these pictures.  If the weather forecast is correct, we will have low temperatures in the high teens at the early part of next week, and I fear that will be the end of the fall garden.  In the spring, my husband will turn the greens remaining over into the soil, giving a bit of enrichment to our garden spot, which is largely clay.

We have already enjoyed the lettuce in a salad today, and we will prepare the greens and turnips on New Year's Day.  They will go well with the traditional black-eye peas that we have on the first day of the year.  I will post about that on New Year's Day!

Tomorrow - Christmas Memories.

Thank you for reading.  I love reading your comments.


  1. Oh my gosh...I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw all these fresh vegetables!!! smile.... How lucky you guys are to have fresh produce this late in the year!!!!

    Can't wait to read about your Christmas Memories!!


  2. My mouth is watering! You know how I am about those fresh things from your garden! It's a lot of work, but you surely do reap the benefits in both quality and longevity. I think your gardener husband must have a special touch!

  3. That looks like an Oxo salad spinner - I have one of those! What a wonderful harvest for you! Mmmm!