The weather has really made a turn towards winter this week. We had freezing temperatures nearly every night this week, and we even had a little bit of snow last Tuesday. The forecast for the upcoming week includes at least a couple of days of rain or snow! I’m glad I got the Christmas lights up last weekend!!
We had a small harvest week. I went out on Saturday to restock our lettuce supply and found these two nice heads of lettuce. The smaller head is Paris Island Cos, I think the larger head is Winter Density, but I’m not 100% sure on that one because I had a little labeling problem with my seedlings.
I also pulled off a few leaves of kale! This is from the plant that I pictured last week that is currently just out in the open. We will eat this one up first and then move onto the plants that are under protection.
Also part of this weeks totals is about 70% of our popcorn. I did a test on Saturday night and it had cured well and was popping nicely, so my daughter and I sat down and removed the kernels from all of the cobs that were drying out in the garage. The total came out to 8 pounds, almost 4 1/2 quarts! We still have about 20 ears scattered around the house being used as fall decorations. I think when those are harvested we may actually exceed last years total of 5 1/2 quarts! We eat a lot of popcorn around our place, so this won’t keep us going until next years harvest is done, but it will last 4 to 6 months at least!!
Here’s this weeks totals:
Lettuce – 1.25 lbs
Kale – .50 lbs
Popcorn – 8 lbs
Total – 9.75 lbs
That brings our annual total to 691 pounds from the home garden!
With the arrival of daylight savings last week there is no chance of doing any work outside in the garden in the evenings any more, so I found myself with some time on my hands. So I took a few hours and went back to some old posts on the blog and updated them with more information and some new pictures. So I thought I’d share those posts with you today!
Next is a post on our simple method for preserving Bell Peppers. I was really surprised, when I re-shared this post on my social media channels last week it ended up being my most read post of the week. That surprised me for this time of the year!
I hope you enjoy these older posts. If you like what you read please comment and share them with your friends!!