Monday Harvest Report – January 18, 2016

There’s a lot happening around Stoney Acres in the last week!  Let’s start with the first garden harvest of 2016!!


The weather has warmed up a bit over the last week, enough that the snow mostly melted off the cold frames.  This is the first chance I have even had to see the cold frames since before Christmas.  I took some time Saturday to clean the ice off a few of the lids and get inside for some harvesting!


I brought in this muddy mess of carrots and greens.  The ground in the carrot cold frame was nice and soft and made for easy digging!


Here’s everything cleaned off and ready to eat!  The totals came in at 1/4 pound of Spinach, 1/2 pound of lettuce and 1 1/2 pounds of carrots for a total of 2.25 pounds!  Off to a good start towards this years goal of 800 pounds.


I also started my first batch of seedlings on Saturday.  I planted a total of 20 cells of 3 different types of hardy or quick growing lettuces.  I planted some butter crunch and also winter density (which is a new plant for us in 2016).  These should be ready to plant out right around the 1st of March.


I’m also trying something new this year.  Many of my Master Gardener Friends use these soil blockers.  I’ve never used them before so I figured it was time to give them a try.  I know very little about starting seeds this way so this is just an experiment.  I planted these 8 cells with Tom Thumb Lettuce, which is a fast growing mini butter head lettuce.  I borrowed this soil blocker from a friend, if I end up liking them I may buy my own.  I will let you know how it goes.

Newspaper Seedling Pots

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Happy Gardening!  Have a Great Week!


  1. Margaret January 18, 2016 7:00 am Reply

    Congrats on your first harvest for the year – those cold frames are definitely earning their keep!

  2. Michelle January 18, 2016 10:50 am Reply

    Those cold frames sure are effective, I would never have expected to see such good looking veggies emerge from under the snow.

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