10 October 2015

Thanksgiving harvest

There was a slight frost this morning: not enough to kill anything, or spoil the tomatoes, but enough to turn the roof white and create a crispy feeling underfoot.

The Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, and Child1 has come home from university to share it with us. We've been talking on Skype most days, probably for longer than when we were under the same roof, but it's nice to have everyone under the same roof for a while (even if it is covered with frost).

I did a sweep of the garden and greenhouse to gather up food for the weekend. Pulled a huge cabbage, three pie pumpkins, some tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini and peppers. Bottom left are what I at first thought should be purple cauliflower, but then gradually worked out are in fact purple sprouting broccoli. This is the first year I've successfully grown these. There are some mini purple cauliflower coming too, but the leaves, now I look at them, are different from the broccoli ones.

Plenty to give thanks for, anyway!


Beth at PlantPostings said...

It looks very tasty, Amanda! Still no frost here, but it looks like maybe it will happen next weekend. I can't believe I have big, healthy Lantanas still blooming in the garden. My Tomatoes are kind of wimpy because they have to grow in partial shade, but I'll look forward to consuming the last ones in the days ahead. Happy autumn!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You got a lovely harvest for dinner. Enjoy the weekend and the time with family.