23 December Update!

We went on vacation.  The carribean sea is nice this time of year, and St. Martin remains one of our favorite islands. Of course we missed 2 posts because of it, but there really hasn’t been too much to report.

This week we had some stuff  happen though – I mean, other than the world not ending.

Harvest

Harvest

Lettuces

Lettuces

Harvests:  lettuces, radishes, carrots, cilantro, parsley, dill, mustards, kales, mature arugula leaves (to use as more greens, we eat the young stuff in salads raw) – all multiple harvests.

Greens

Greens

Dill, cabbage, etc.

Dill, cabbage, etc.

 

And this week we got a small cabbage, and broccoli!

broccoli

We have a cauliflower plant that is starting to form a head, and another looks interested in doing the same. All 5 remaining cabbages are heading up and are well on their way to harvesting. All of the radish plants have now been pulled up. We figured if they hadn’t formed a radish yet, they weren’t going to.

Yes, we have no bananas

Yes, we have no bananas

One of the mustard plant stems started to rot so we removed the plant, also one of the cauliflower plants.

Saturday night (last night) it got down to 26 again, and yesterday evening we raced the sun to dusk as we covered the boxes to protect them.

Last night we put up and trimmed the tree and put lights and decorations everywhere.  We made our own cocoa mix from dutch cocoa and sweetened condensed milk (add boiling water and the mix to mugs and YUM!). We’re baking today, making cookies and cheese straws and homemade chex mix.  Our christmas day menu will feature rack of lamb, beef rouladen, and wonderful stuff from the garden. Family is coming over, and we’re looking forward to it.

 

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One Response to “23 December Update!”

  1. kitsapfg Says:

    All those sweet tender greens look so delicious. The broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and radishes look pretty sweet too. 😀

    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and are back just in time to enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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