Monday Harvest Report – January 25, 2016

We have had strange whether for the last week. Lots of rain and temps in the 30’s and even 40’s! That is really mild for January! You won’t hear me complain because it has been nice to have a little time off from driving in the snow!


The mild weather also makes it easy for me to get out to the cold frames and harvest! It is very muddy though, I hope some day to have gravel or wood chips in our path ways so they are easier to maneuver in when things are wet!


This week’s harvest was pretty standard for January.  Around 2 pounds of carrots.  I’ve dug up about a quarter of the total carrots in the cold frame. We have harvested right around 8 pounds from this winters cold frame. That is actually a little light but you will notice many of the carrots are on the small side! That’s what happens when you don’t get around to thinning you crop in the fall!  I was a bit busy and never got around to it so now I’m paying for it with lots of smaller carrots.


I also pulled off all the larger leaves from our Swiss chard plants. I only planted a small row this year.  There will be more to harvest in February and March when the sun shine comes back for the season.

So our total for the week was 2 pounds of carrots and a little bit of chard (not enough to weigh). That brings our annual total to 4.25 pounds!

The seedlings I planted last week are up and looking good!  They had all germinated in only 4 days thanks to the seedling heat mat!  I seriously don’t know how I ever got along without one.  They make germination so much quicker, especially this time of the year.

Newspaper Seedling Pots

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Happy Gardening!


  1. Michelle January 25, 2016 6:31 pm Reply

    A lot of little carrots is better than no carrots, which is what my garden is offering now. 🙂 I’ve got gravel down on only a few of my garden paths, at this time of year I lay down old wooden planks to keep out of the mud. I just can’t seem to get around to finishing the paths.

    • Mr. Stoney January 25, 2016 9:24 pm Reply

      Finishing those paths for us probably won’t happen until we get “boxes” installed in all our beds. So it may be a while.

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