Monday, October 10, 2011

Long overdue harvest update! Monday October 10 2011

It's been a while! Due to traveling for weddings, Jewish holidays, and family gatherings we've barely had time to do much gardening and harvesting, but over the last 2 or 3 weeks we managed to harvest a nice little haul, including the below picture of our wonderful carrots that Gail and I are incredibly proud of! We pulled these up yesterday afternoon after some serious weeding. 
After many trials and tribulations we successfully harvested some really wonderful carrots, and not just 1 or 2, but a few pounds worth!!! I also pulled my 'tester' horseradish plant, it was the smallest of the lot because it was shaded out by the rest of the horseradish plants and other herbs, but it gives me hope - the remaining plants were easily 3 or 4 times larger then this one, so hopefully the roots will be a little bigger then what we brought home.

No complaints though, I still get to make a wee bit of horseradish with the 'tester' roots!

 Below is a look at the rest of the harvest over the past few weeks:
Swiss Chard: 11.45 oz
Tomato: 6.95 lbs (111.25 oz)
Radish: 2.65 oz
Carrots: 3.725 lbs (59.60 oz)
Rosemary: 1.25 oz
Dill: 1.0 oz
Sage: 2.35 oz
Mint. .10 oz
Horseradish .85 oz
Total for the last few weeks: 11.90 lbs (190.5 oz)
Total for the season: 62.75 lbs (1004.10 oz)

We are inching closer to last years total of 63.84 lbs. With only some herbs & horseradish plants left it is going to be a very close call if we hit the mark, but we are so close it feels good that we grew approximately the same amount in different quantities this year!


Robin said...

Those are some beautiful carrots! I would be very proud of them too!

I have never grown horseradish. It does look like you will have success with it.

kitsapFG said...

Nice carrot haul! I am the only one that likes horseradish in our family and a little bit goes a long way for me at that - so I just don't bother to grow it.