Monday, November 15, 2010

Harvest Monday - November 15, 2010

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions and is a great way to share what's coming out of your garden and see what other people are growing in their gardens as well! 

We had a small harvest from the garden this week, but that is because I am vain. My Mom arrives on Wednesday and I don't want to denude the  garden before she flies in. There are greens greens galore there!  Some boy choy, tatsoi, and turnip greens all waiting to come out. I can't wait to see what she cooks up.  I know everyone says this about their Mom, but she is an AMAZING cook. I cook well, but she cooks better.  I will keep the camera ready and make lots of posts about the yummies.

Fairy Tale Eggplant - 7 7/8 oz
Pin Stripe Eggplant 4 1/2 oz
Pimientos de PadrĂ³n - 1/2 oz

Fall is not a good time to grow peas or lima beans in this little section of SoCal.  Despite the babying and coddling, my arch nemisis Mr. Buddy is out to get me. The peas are being nibbled to the ground once uncovered and the lima beans are attacked from two fronts!  I nurture and nurture and nurture.... and he/she eat and eats and eats. When I uncover the tender shoots the bunny digs up the seed and nibbles it away and leaves a stalk with no base. Erg.

Sounds like it's time to make a special trip to the nursery to get bunny repellent. Happy shopping -- I meant gardening!


  1. Oh, dear. That is a very nasty little bunny? Hope you find a way to keep your harvest to yourself:)
    Take care,

  2. I have used bunny repellent for years. It worked like a charm until last year. I had one bad bunny that ate in the garden anyway. This year I added chicken wire around most of the beds for added bunny protection. It's only 1 foot high and it is easily removed. I still spray and have had no problems, as log as I remember to use it.

    Your harvest is lovely. Have a nice visit with your mother.

  3. My mom doesn't cook for me when she comes. Nor does my MIL. I get to cook. I don't know how good of a cook my MIL is. I've not eaten her food enough to find out (though she makes good popovers). My mom is not the best of cooks. So having me cook is really the way to go. You're lucky to have a mom that is such a good cook.

  4. Nice veggies! I hope your Mom has a nice visit. Since she's a great cook, I'll bet she will like and appreciate the value of the garden!