Late Harvest

So, Wednesday – that would be the day before the major snowstorm, but certainly after a bit of snow – I went out into our garden and pulled the leeks out (most of them), and cut the parsley, sage, and oregano back to the ground.

Parsley is amazingly resilient stuff! It will do just fine as long as you brush the snow off. But with a food of snow coming… it was time for it to get cut.

I used this idea and rolled it into a log, which went into the freezer.

Oregano and sage went into freecycled little jars, topped off with cheap (barely virgin at all) olive oil. That’ll go in the freezer after T. rearranges the freezers this weekend.

The leeks? Deep fried and eaten. Delicious.

I love that it’s December and I’m still pulling things out of my garden. 😀

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      • In my own yard, I hope, eventually, but that’s a ways off at best. (Only one of my houseplants is in a container I made, and that was an accident … it wasn’t supposed to have a crack in the bottom. I may need to fix that.)

        • Well, do you have any patio space at all? If you do, I can give you patio-gardening tips, having done that a few times, too. Indoors is harder, but you can do it with a grow lamp or two – your local head shop hydroponics store should be able to help.

          • The bit of outdoors that’s designated as ‘mine’ at my current apartment is a well-sheltered bit of north-facing patio — not suitable for plants that want any real amount of sun. I do have two south-facing windows, and there’s a walkway around the side of the house that seems to be little-used that I might ask if I can put a few pots at the south end of if I have my act together come spring. That said, my track record for remembering to water plants outside is not very good, and moving potted plants is a pain … (Full of excuses? Why would you say such a thing? But maybe also full up on hobbies.)

            • Use styrofoam peanuts instead of gravel for drainage at the bottom. Use one of the leave-in stakes (terra-cotta or glass) that leech water into the pot as needed); supplement with real watering. Full of answers, that’s me! 😀

              • The watering stakes actually work? I figured they were decorations pretending to be functional. Having just acquired some terracotta at studio, I wonder if I could make one of the former. <grin>

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