Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Harvest

I know that when some of you see that title you are thinking... Harvest? In the NWT? I know some of you are thinking this because I have been asked too many times if it is dark all the time yet!). It is light at 8am and dark by 7:30pm. Pretty much just like home.
When we were in Yellowknife at the end of August I was really impressed with the flowers. Remember, there is lots of sunlight in the summer! Here is an example of some the annual flowers we saw.

Our friend, Edwouard, has a vegetable garden here in LK. His garden is about 15 feet by 40 feet and he had an amazing harvest of turnips, potatoes, lettuce, beets, and carrots. He has enough to use all winter and lots to share!

But really this blog post is about my harvest. I was not sure how hard it would be to get salad greens and fresh vegetables. I came prepared to grow sprouts and shoots to supplement our salads. Interestingly, so far, there is always romaine lettuce available. (It is expensive but it is always in the coop store.)

So here is my harvest:

These are pea shoots, ready to harvest. (After 7 days)

Here they are harvested. You just cut them close to the seeds.

This is what they looked like after two days. (I know, these pictures are not in a good order, this one should have been first.)

These are my sunflower shoots.

These shoots are delicious and really healthy too. I have also been growing an assortment of sprouts. I use the Mumm seeds and I am growing both the shoots and the sprouts in sprouting trays, also available at Mumms. You can check out their site at
That's my harvest. Happy Thanksgiving.

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