Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Bouquet, Two pounds of Lettuce and the Harvest Before the Storm

Late October bouquet before the snow

Harvesting the bouquet wasn't a tough call, though in hindsight we could have harvested many more flowers from the pumpkin patch and given them out to neighbors, but the lettuce was another story. It seemed so hard to believe that it would snow significantly before Halloween in downstate New York, but there was the forecast, which sounded ominous. So out came two pounds of lettuce. I'd have preferred to harvest it over time, but we will just have to eat like rabbits over the next week or two and be lean and mean. The good thing is that most vegetables, lettuce included, that are harvested out of your own garden last just a little bit longer in the fridge than store bought.

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