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Still Going Strong

November 10th, 2015

A little forethought in July/August can keep your garden producing well into November. While you won’t be eating fresh tomatoes and peppers, you can still enjoy a wide variety of vegetables right from your garden. I’m currently harvesting friseé, radicchio, and broccoli.
The beets, which were planted way back in the spring, are still going strong as well. I’ve been enjoying these lovelies on top of salads with feta cheese, pickled red onions, and pumpkin seeds.
The lettuce is starting to dwindle, most of it has been eaten, there’s probably a week of salads left. This variety isn’t even a really cold tolerant type and I’ve given it no protection whatsoever. Next year I might try to grow more cold hardy types in a low tunnel. There’s also tons of kale, spinach, and chard in the garden, our plates are still filled with loads of healthy green goodness.
I’m also harvesting these little things called crosnes or Chinese artichokes. A blog reader sent me a few little tubers three years ago and now I have a small patch. We don’t harvest and eat a ton, but they’re a fun little vegetable to harvest this time of year. They’re a little like sunchokes or potatoes.

What are you harvesting this week?

2 Comments to “Still Going Strong”
  1. Nebraska Dave on November 10, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Susy, harvesting is nearly done for the year. I have potatoes and mature dry green beans to harvest. I’m waiting on the first frost to kill the second growth potato vines before harvesting. I’m into building more raised beds in the garden while the weather stays warm. I really should be planting for fall gardens. Next year the greens are going to get expanded into a bigger foot print in the garden.

    Have a great Fall harvest from the garden.

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  2. Jennifer Fisk on November 12, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Just about when I’m ready to pull my Broccoli and give it to the turkeys, I find more side shoots. They’re what is for dinner tonight.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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