Next to last harvest of the year

Can’t believe I haven’t made a post since Nov. 22. Well, no time to catch up now. Christmas craziness, you know? I’m just adding in this week’s harvest. No time for photos of my harvests. No time to add in the past three weeks either. Oh well.

The three raised beds in my home garden are looking pretty good for December.

At least the nice wooden bed borders are down in my community garden plot. Had to remove them by Dec. 31. I’ll worry about putting up cheap plastic edging later.

The hens are nearly finished with their molt. Good thing, because we haven't had any eggs from them in two months.

Our grandson baby Mike at two months. What a cutie!

I can hardly wait to share our garden with baby Mike. His older sisters love helping me harvest.

Harvest for week ending Dec. 18, 2011


1 lb Lemon, Meyer


10 oz Broccoli

6 oz Carrots

4 oz Kale, Lacinato

2 oz Lettuce

1.5 oz Parsley

9 oz Snow Peas

SUBTOTAL 32.5 oz = 2 lbs 0.5 oz Vegetables

TOTAL PRODUCE 3 lbs, 0.5 oz, and no eggs since  end of Oct.

Be sure to drop by Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this time of year.

Have a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes from my garden to yours for a prosperous and bountiful 2012.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a retired medical researcher, retired professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I wrote a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent for many years. I also supervised environmental restoration projects and taught at the Orange County Conservation Corps before retiring in the summer of 2016. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks. I am also dedicated to combatting global climate change.
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12 Responses to Next to last harvest of the year

  1. And a Merry Christmas to you. Happy harvesting in the new year.


  2. Norma Chang says:

    Your grandson is sooooo cute. Such a charming smile, I had to smile back. Your home garden is still so bountiful. Hope your hens are producing for you.


  3. kitsapfg says:

    You are getting a really nice harvest from your winter garden and the beds look healthy and happy. It really is a hectic time of year but luckily the gardens are slowed way down and are content to see us when we have a moment to spare.


  4. That’s pretty good for a December garden! Our freezes recently have put to stop to most things growing much…except maybe the Mizuna, but I don’t think much slows that 😛 Hopefully, with the shortest day of the year just around the corner, and our hens with their new suits of feathers, the eggs will start rolling in again. This is the only time of year when I don’t have a surplus of eggs in the fridge (and yet it’s the time of year I need them the most for baking!)….


    • Clare, aren’t our chickens inconsiderate? Don’t they understand that we like to bake in winter and need eggs for that? My girls are putting up quite a racket, and I had hoped that one was laying, but they just seem to want some fresh greens.


  5. Barbie says:

    Sounds like a great harvest! I’d LOVE to have extra eggs right now. MMMmmm


  6. Daphne says:

    He is a cutie! And your harvest is looking good too. Sometimes those in warmer climate, but then sometimes I really love having a winter break.


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