Monday, 17 November 2014

Harvest Monday - 17th November 2014

This week we have endured lots of heavy rain, making the dark days even less attractive than ever! Harvesting has therefore been a rather hurried affair.

This picturesque Chicory went into a salad that accompanied a mushroom risotto:

It is a one-off in my garden. It came from the same pack of seeds as many of the red ones that were sold as "Palla Rossa di Chioggia", so I think it may be a gatecrasher. I'm not complaining, because I like variety in my salads!

I have written about these carrots already. They are 946g of  "Early Nantes", the last of my carrot crop for this year.

These are "Duchess" Parsnips. Fortunately it looks as if there will be plenty more of these!

I picked another batch of Brussels Sprouts. Here they are "Before":

And here they are "After", prepared for cooking:

They are not as big as I would like, but that is one of the hazards of small-space gardening. If you put a lot of plants in a small space they will almost inevitably be smaller than ones which are given as much room as they want. It's not something that worries me unduly though. I'm not growing veg for quantity, I'm growing it to feed two people, and I know that small sprouts are usually nicer than large ones!

This is my entry for Harvest Monday, hosted by Daphne's Dandelions. Please visit the site to see what everyone else has been up to this past week.


  1. Your parsnips look so pretty. Mine would win ugly contests. Though they do taste good at least. Once they are well peeled.

  2. We didn't visit the plot at all last week but really need to go to replenish our veeatable supplies.

  3. Those Brussels sprouts look like a nice size to me. The only time I grew them was many years ago and the sprouts were so tiny. I just read your other post where you talked about the super tiny ones being really sweet. Too bad blogs weren't around 20 years ago - I would likely have eaten those tiny sprouts instead of chucking them.

  4. I like the small sprouts, they are perfect for roasting whole. Lovely harvests as usual!

  5. I think they look a great size, your parsnips look good too.

  6. Mmm, the sprouts look wonderful to me! And so do the carrots.


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