12.11.11 Mid-December Harvest

Left to right: watermelon radishes, leeks, celeriac, chard, and kales; not pictured: mesclun and cutting celery. 

With the raised beds covered snugly with mini hoophouses, it’s easy to get lulled into believing the garden would continue far into winter. However, last night’s dip down to 23° proved otherwise. The surrounding ground is now frozen, and we feared leaving these unharvested would risk losing them altogether. We picked the plants hard, but left a few of each to see how they’ll fare as the season deepens. We’re pleased with the variety the garden is producing this far into December, and have a couple of beds still filled with cold-hardy carrots and leeks.

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7 Responses to 12.11.11 Mid-December Harvest

  1. sheryl says:

    I love watermelon radishes- are they difficult to grow?

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi, Sheryl! If you’ve had success with radishes before, you should be able to grow these, especially since your micro-climate is fairly mild…

  2. I love your blog!
    It’s great to see how other gardens are doing.
    Such bounty!

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi there, thanks for dropping by! It’s always amazing to us how much of the food on our table is from our own garden, even as we continue into winter.

  3. Norma Chang says:

    Watermelon radish is one of the item on my 2012 to plant list.

  4. That’s a wonderful harvest for December…my garden is looking enviously at yours as mine is covered in his blanket of snow. :)

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