This morning I had my last harvest of the year over at the park garden. It was the last harvest only because the year gave out on the garden, the garden did not give up for the year. Should I choose to, I can make tomorrow the first harvest of 2012. That is pretty much a done deal with the temperature forecast to be in the 50's. A pleasant start to the year, followed by a predicted low of 18 degrees on Tuesday. That should pretty much wipe out all but the hardiest non protected veggies, that being collards, kale and leeks.
Last Harvest of 2011
On the bottom left is blue curled scotch kale, with Beedy's Camden kale on the right. At the top is a savoy cabbage I picked today simply to grab it before the deer or the voles got it. It will store very well in the fridge for awhile. Both kales are already chopped and added to the pot along with olive oil, onions and garlic. The beginnings of delicious kale and white bean soup. Simply scrumptious.