Hello again from Eight Gate Farm. Yesterday I did the final harvest from our gardens, just in time for a hard freeze overnight. A couple of "first harvests" were obtained, as well as finishing out the few remaining crops we've picked before.
Leeks were a first harvest. They did quite well this year, to the point where I decided to experiment a little and overwinter (by hilling and mulching) the smaller ones, hoping for a harvest in early spring. This variety, Comanche, is new to me and I'm pleased with it.
|Comanche F1 leeks|
|Minuet F1 Chinese cabbage|
|Newhall F1 carrots|
I got generous pickings of colorful Swiss chard and Italian parsley.
|Chard and parsley|
And finally the very last of the chard, a minuscule amount of late-summer-planted spinach, and a good amount of kale. We now have enough greens in the freezer to see us through the winter.
|Chard, spinach, kale|
|"Hot Mess" sauce|