Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Harvests

I don't always plant a fall/winter garden, but when I do I am always reminded of how nice it is to have a winter garden. The crops are so much easier maintenance than a summer garden. And the flavor of fresh picked broccoli and English peas is divine!

This year I have broccoli, which we are harvesting at least 3 times a week now. We have English peas, which are just starting to produce pods, Then there is Swiss chard, which I love, and am so glad to have in the garden again. I had really missed eating Swiss chard.

I also have 3 cabbages, which look really good.

I tried to grow 2 types of onions from seed. The seeds all sprouted and looked good until I transferred them into the garden. Now I have 2 little sections of about 10 onions in each. I don't know what happened. There were probably 100 of each variety before I transferred them to the garden. Maybe I didn't water enough. I don't know.

I also planted some garlic, which looks great.

I hope to plant some bok choi and Red Flowered Fava beans next week. I may plant more Swiss chard, too.

That's it for me. See what others are harvesting on Daphne's Dandelions. Happy New Year!


  1. Oh...that just reminded me that I wanted to find a spot for fava beans in the garden next year. I do enjoy the break that winter provides, but I must say that a bit of fresh broccoli from the garden would be lovely right about now.

    1. I hope you find a space for your fava beans. :)

  2. I wish I could have fresh broccoli over the winter. Fresh is so much better than frozen.

  3. The only thing in our garden is snow! And carrots and garlic under all the snow, I guess. I bet that broccoli was splendid!