Salad From My Garden in November
Today, 5 November, I harvested vegetables and herbs from my garden for a salad. That is pretty remarkable in my zone 6 garden.
My salad contained home grown kale, beet greens, chard, lovage, green onions, miner’s lettuce, dandelion leaves, and most amazing – currant tomatoes.
This is the first year I have grown currant tomatoes. The flavor was fine though not spectacular. Due to their small size you have to pick many for them to be usable so I had not planned to grow them again. The weather has been cool enough that larger tomatoes struggle to ripen. The currants have continued to ripen though more slowly. I lost some squash to a freeze a couple weeks ago but everything else – including peppers and tomatoes – are still alive.
The cool season plants are doing great. It will be interesting to see how long I will be able to harvest this year. Maybe I will contribute a homegrown green salad to Thanksgiving dinner at my brother’s house.