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Harvest Monday in the Second Season Garden

November 12, 2012

The harvests are small now in my coastal San Diego winter garden but it looks promising. There’s a haze of green in the lettuce raised bed. The snow peas are climbing the pea brush, soon to launch onto the trellis. The carrots germinated well this year and the broccoli and cauliflower bask in the warm winter sun.

Just before lunch yesterday, I gathered lettuce from the lettuce pot pictured below. A gardening friend shared some Fuyu persimmons and limes earlier in the week so all I needed to add were sunflower seeds and some California olive oil. 

See my posts a few days ago about lettuce and arugula grown in containers.

The tangerines are ripe and sweet. These came from the back side of the tree that doesn’t get as much sun. Exposure to sunlight turns the skin orange. The milkweed flowers by the patio steps captured my attention as I carried the tangerines to the kitchen. 

The monarchs still frequent my garden, though less frequently.

Apple blossoms on the ‘Dorsett Golden’ apple tree. In November?

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne’s Dandelions. It’s a time to share what you’re harvesting in your garden or how you’re using it.

Monday, November 12 at San Diego Horticultural Society