Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. First up, a little change for Harvest Monday. To give me a little break, Michelle (From Seed To Table) has graciously agreed to take over hosting next month (January, 2017). So to linkup next week, please visit From Seed To Table instead of coming here to find Mr Linky. I really appreciate Michelle giving me a hand, especially at this time of year when my harvests are sparse! I’ll be back as host on February 6, 2017. And now on to my small but welcome harvests this week.
I cut a little bit of lettuce from the greenhouse last week. I have this growing in a salad box, and other than having a few aphids it has survived the cold weather in there quite well. It was frozen solid several times earlier in the week, but seems none the worse for wear. It wound up in a turkey taco salad, which means we are still enjoying our leftover Thanksgiving turkey here at Christmas time!
I also made another cutting of microgreens from the greenhouse. These are growing in a little window box, and I have made quite a few cuttings from this sowing I made back in October. I have other mixes I want to try, but I will likely wait another month or so to get them going. These went into a frittata yesterday.
In the future harvests department, I have some popcorn shoots growing under lights in the basement and about ready for harvesting. I’ve gotten a taste of them already, and they are surprisingly sweet. For this first batch I sprouted some organic rainbow popcorn seeds I got from the bulk bins at a local health food store. I also started another batch of sunflower shoots, which should be ready in about a week or less.
And also under the lights is an Aji Golden pepper plant that has decided to start blooming here in December! The plant spent the summer in the greenhouse, and I harvested all the peppers and trimmed the plant back before bringing indoors earlier this month. The plant responded by blooming, which is amazing to me since the overwintering peppers don’t usually bloom for me indoors.
Speaking of the Aji Golden pepper, I also want to mention I still have seeds left for my Holiday Seed Giveaway, though I am starting to run low on the Mexico Midget tomato seeds. I hope to begin mailing out seeds this week, once I get everyone’s address information.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!