With Thanksgiving only three days away, I hope that I have some yams to show in next week’s harvest. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Meanwhile, the harvests even in southern California are looking pretty green.
Now you know why there are some holes here and there in my harvests. I didn’t know what kind of butterfly he/she would turn into, but I knew he wasn’t a cabbage moth caterpillar. I carefully lifted him off the komatsuna, and put him onto some mizuna that I didn’t intend to harvest that day. Anyone know what kind of caterpillar it is?
Those are undoubtedly the last squash of summer. I still have 20 tomatoes on my Big Beef tomato, but these may be the last to ripen. Time will tell. If we get a warm spell, I could still harvest a few more tomatoes. Nothing more precious than a vine-ripened November tomato.
Harvest for week ending November 20, 2011
Zero, zilch, nada
1 lb 8 oz Carrots, Kyoto Red
9.5 oz Chard
2.5 oz Garlic, California Giant
5 oz Komatsuna (Japanese mustard greens)
4.5 oz Lettuce (red oak leaf and black-seeded Simpson)
2.5 oz Mizuna (Japanese mustard greens)
1.5 oz Snow Peas, Mammoth Melting
1.5 oz Spinach, Bloomsdale
10 oz Summer Squash, Lebanese
8.5 oz Tomato
12 oz Winter Squash, Green Kuri
TOTAL PRODUCE 5 lbs 1 oz, plus NO eggs, darn chickens aren’t laying
This week’s harvest puts me at 222 lbs for the year. My avocados are ready to harvest, the first of my navel oranges are ripe, and my yams may be ready, so six more Harvest Mondays should put me way past last year’s harvest of 224 lbs. To see what others are harvesting, visit Daphne’s Dandelions.