Monday Harvest Report February 9, 2015

Our unseasonably warm weather continues, and along with it a lack of rain or snow.  We have had temperatures in the 60’s and close to 70 all week!  I’m really starting to get worried about what our water supplies are going to be like this summer!  If we don’t see a big turn around I’m afraid we will have all kinds of water issues!!

Monday Harvest  -Garlic

Here’s a sure sign that it has been warm!  Our garlic is already starting to sprout!

Monday Harvest  - Spinach

The warm weather really has helped the winter garden.  Look at these spinach plants!  We have never had spinach look this healthy this time of the year before!!

Monday Harvest  - Swiss Chard

And the little row of Swiss Chard looks just a good!

Monday Harvest  - lettuce

And we even have a little bit of overwintered lettuce left!  We have 3 or 4 heads this size that are still left to harvest.

Monday Harvest  - Bok Choy

We have had some nice little harvests over the last few weeks.  I cut up 3 overwintered Bok Choy plants that have gone into several stir fries over the past week.

Monday Harvest  - Carrots

We also harvest a few of the overwintered carrots.  We had such poor germination with the carrots last fall that we really won’t have much to harvest this year.  We have harvested about a pound so far.  But I bet we are already about 15% through the bed.  We will be really lucky to get 8-10 pounds this year.

Monday Harvest  - Seedlings

Our first batch of seedlings are coming along nicely.  These lettuce starts are about 2 weeks old now and should be ready for the cold frames about the 1st of March!

I’m also very excited with the early success of our new video course on Seed Starting!  We already have 110 students in just over a week!  If you are interested in taking the course follow this link for a special deal for Stoney Acres readers!!

So our totals for the last couple of weeks are:
Carrots – 1 pound
Bok Choy – .75 lbs
Spinach – .25 lbs
Total – 2 pounds

This makes our total for the year 3.66 pounds!!

We will be joining several blog hops this week including The Monday Harvest Report and Good Morning Mondays.


  1. Daphne February 9, 2015 9:41 am Reply

    That chard looks beautiful. And too bad about your germination issues. At least the ones you are picking look good.

    • Mr. Stoney February 9, 2015 10:02 am Reply

      Yes we were really bummed about the carrots this year. Most years we get 15 or 20 pounds from the cold frame but not this year!! Sigh! 🙁

  2. Margaret February 9, 2015 10:36 am Reply

    Hopefully you get a bit of wet weather soon – the draught in California is pretty scary…

    • Mr. Stoney February 9, 2015 10:44 am Reply

      I know, I’m worried about the having a drought and water restrictions here soon too. We are already thinking about adding rain barrels and some kind of gray water collection so that we can still water our veggies!!

  3. Norma Chang February 9, 2015 2:53 pm Reply

    You are lacking snow and we are overwhelmed, hope you get some rain soon. Great winter harvest, how I would love to have some home grown greens right now.

    • Mr. Stoney February 9, 2015 3:07 pm Reply

      Yep we love our cold frames!! BTW it finally rained a little this afternoon, but just a little!!

  4. Nancy Davis February 9, 2015 3:37 pm Reply

    Your spinach sure looks good. Maybe we could share some of our snow with you. Had about 19 inches the other day. Not even going out to peek in the cold frame! Nancy

    • Mr. Stoney February 9, 2015 6:25 pm Reply

      I’d really just like rain thank you very much!! 🙂

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