First day of February here brings much nicer weather than last week. Last weekend we had snow, sleet and freezing rain while this past weekend we had sun and 60 degree weather. It was a great weekend to get started on the garden. We got a trailer load of compost and began shoveling it onto the rows. There's still a long way to go, but we've got plenty of time until spring planting.
Most of my crops survived the collapsed row covers in the snow and ice. The lettuce, however, didn't fair so well. I cut it down to the soil in hopes that the roots are fine at that it will re-sprout. The other crop that isn't looking very well are the onions, which is strange because normally they overwinter with no problems. I think the really warm weather we had for a few weeks in December really confused the plants into thinking it's already spring.
Not much going on in the garden here. I harvested more Swiss chard, which is a regular part of my breakfast. It got a bit squished by the snow, but rebounded quickly.
The only other harvest this week was some purple carrots. They are fun, but I don't think they taste as sweet as my orange carrots.
Carrots: 12.8 oz
Swiss chard: 10.4 oz
2016 Harvests: 13.2 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Our Happy Acres.