2013 Harvest Recap

Way back in Spring, even before the garden was planted, I knew that on one autumn day it would all come to an end. Well, as it turns out, today is that day. Harvesting the last bit of arugula and broccoli rabe foliage was quite a bittersweet moment. Sure, it's sad to see the garden succumb to the oncoming Colorado winter, but overall it was a great growing season! So great was the season, that I'd like to dedicate this post as a photo recap of all the produce to have come out of this tiny patio garden in the Mile High City!


The spring portion of the garden contained many different root crops. Dozens of radishes were harvested, as well as beets, garlic and carrots!

The last of the crops planted in spring to be harvested were the peas. Though I was able to collect a few harvests from the plants, the pods were not as numerous as I thought they'd be. 

Mouse melons instantly became a favorite of mine! Having never grown these small heirloom cucumbers before, I was very happy with their heavy production.

Dozens of San Marzano, Zapotec Ribbed Heirloom and Heinz Heirloom tomatoes were harvested throughout the later part of summer. 

Sweet basil was plentiful throughout! Peppers were also in heavy production this summer. Above are Purple Beauty Bell peppers while below are O'Dham Indian Heirloom Chilies, and Fatalii Chilies. 

Besides the Fatalii and O'Dham Indian Heirloom chillies, arugula was also plentiful in early autumn. 

Mini carrots, a lone broccoli rabe flower and heirloom scallions made up the last significant harvest to be pulled from the garden. 

The last harvest. Broccoli rabe foliage and arugula. 10/28

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