November harvest

Harvest and Store
November 21, 2009

Summer seems really far in November, but some plants give us limited harvests, and many others are ready just now.

November SaladSummer and autumn taste can be mixed, like in this fresh salad with Primo Sweet pepper, Winter Black radish, lettuce and arugula.

Dried marjoram

Plants sowed in spring and perennial plants

Better do not harvest: sage, chives, winter savory, oreganon, parsley, tarragon, mint.

Marjoram, chives garlic (nira) and balm should be entered in the winter dormancy period too, but mine are still green and rich of new leaves, so I'm still harvesting them.

Pink ChupetinhaChilies can be harvested all autumn long if the weather is good.
Remember to save chili seeds from ripe pods, like the Pink Chupetinha in the picture.

Nettle OmeletteYou will find many nettle plants in your garden and pots. Remove it when it's too near to delicate plants, or just harvest the tops (using gloves) and let it be.
The tender nettle tops can be added to omelette, risotto, or used like spinach.
Nettle recipes.

Celery is producing tender stalks too, that can be eaten raw. External stalks can be harvested and cooked.

Giand cardoonCardoons are ready to be harvested. The central part should be cooked in boiling water, then used in many delicate dishes.

Details: Harvest and cook the giant cardoon


Plants sowed in autumn

I sowed dill in September and finally it's ready to be harvested: I really love it and I missed its aromatic leaves.
Dill plants sowed in autumn can be harvested all winter long.

ChervilSeptember chervil is producing many fresh and tender leaves. Add a bunch of chervil to sauces, salads, sandwiches.
Chervil recipes.

Winter Black radishAfter 60 days, radishes are ready to be harvested.
You can already sow new radishes, just choose winter varieties like the Winter Black in the picture.

I'm harvesting also lettuce, pak choi, bok choi and black mustard leaves from autumn plants. I use often lettuce and pak choi in my baby's food, and I'm happy to cook something healthy for him.
Rocket is still surprising me with many tender leaves.

Dandelion root

Herbal teas, aromatic herbs, medicinal plants

In November you can also continue to harvest many roots and berries (be careful, many of these are for medicinal uses only):
- Bay berries
- Gentian root
- Lovage root
- Hop stems
- Cowslip roots
- Dog Rose hips
- Dandelion roots

Seasonal cooking

Seasonal herbs and spices: Burnet, chives garlic, cilantro, cress, dill, licorice, mint, nettle, parsley.

Seasonal Vegetables: Artichokes, beans, beetroots, broccolis, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celery knob, chards, chicory, endive, fennel, jerusalem artichoke, leek, lettuce, onions, pumpkin, radicchio, savoy, spinach, sprout, Swiss chard, turnips, turnip-tops.

Seasonal Fruits: Alkekengis, ananas, apples, avocado, bananas, carobs, chestnuts, citrons, clementines, grapefruits, hazelnuts, kiwi, kumquats, lemons, oranges, persimmons, pomegranates, prickly pear, quinces, tangerines.

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Author: Joanne (URL)

What a great comprehensive list of seasonal produce. I ve been trying to eat in season more and more, and it s good to have a set of guidelines.

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