March 18, 2011 by Leah
I pulled out the winter garden today, which was quite the learning experience. We ended up with a sizable harvest of carrots, chard, and green garlic.
We also ended up with maybe six tiny beets, three bean pods (with five beans total), and four pea pods.
I didn’t realize the green garlic would look like green onions, but I’m excited about cooking with it.
Almost all of the bean plants, about which I have had a sneaking suspicion of ill health for several months, had roots that looked like this:
I’m guessing it is some sort of fungus. The internet hasn’t been too helpful in the way of diagnosing the problem, but I think I’ll keep these guys out of the compost anyway.
I washed, stemmed, chopped and blanched the chard for freezing and I plan to use it like frozen spinach.
Some of the carrots I ate while I was washing them, others are destined for tomorrow’s lentil soup, and still others inspired me to make this throwback for lunch:
Aaron had never heard of carrot raisin salad. I find this bizarre.
In the spirit of using everything, I also cooked the beets and beans for lunch.
That’s my smallest pot, so we didn’t exactly get a bumper crop. On the other hand, I think this was the first time I ever had fresh fava beans. They were delicious.