December Harvest

While the temperatures were above freezing yesterday I went out to harvest more greens from the cold frame and hoop frame. We enjoyed having a good mix of greens washed and ready for salads at dinner in the fridge the week before, and just finished off the ones I’d picked. I have to plan ahead and pick on the days when it’s above freezing. There may not be much left for the rest of the winter, but the plants will rebound when the light and temperatures increase in the spring.


The winter lettuce ended up on top, but the colander also included mache, claytonia, minutina, mizuna, tatsoi, kale, spinach & purple mustard greens along side a couple of eggs. It makes for a very flavorful salad mix on the darkest nights of the year.

Linking to Daphne’s Dandelions Harvest Monday.

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3 Responses to December Harvest

  1. Daphne says:

    It sounds like a wonderful salad. So far we have had all of our days above freezing. The nights are anther matter, but at least everything is still trying to grow. Especially the spinach. I keep thinking I ought to pick it once this fall.

  2. Dave says:

    It is so nice to have fresh greens this time of year! And eggs are definitely a bonus too.

  3. Norma Chang says:

    Oh how I wish I had a cold frame and hoop frame. Non of my greens in the garden are protected, The windowboxes are brought into the garage every night

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