Harvest For Roasted Vegetables With Fresh Herbs

Whew! What a Month: Harvest Monday, Cabo, and Octoberish Tidbits

Where has the time gone? October 25th?! I can’t believe how fast this month is flying by.

It started for me with some good, old-fashioned, back-breaking labour. I stuck my shovel in the dirt a record number of times to dig up and divide (and conquer!) the hundreds of perennials I grow in my front yard for Emerging Hope. I estimate that there were at 400-500 plants that we dug up that will be potted and sold to help the charity.

All that hard work deserved some reward so I hopped on a plane with a last minute ticket to join some girlfriends for a week long siesta in Cabso San Lucas. A beautiful place with some fascinating flora to look at (but don’t touch the cacti – youch!)

With brown skin and a pedicure, I arrived back home to trade in my flip flops and sundresses for boots and sweaters…and of course to see what’s been happening out in the garden.

There were a lot of yummy veggies that needed harvesting…

And some that the blight took (blech!)…

And many that got chopped up and thrown in a pot with a whole bunch of garlic and herbs…

The roasted flavours permeating the house and my belly was a delightful contrast to the daily fish tacos, guacamole and Coronitas of the previous week.  Each was equally wonderful though, making this a truly fabulous month so far.

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Robin
    RobinOctober 25,10

    It sounds like you had a very good month! We just returned from a vacation too! We go to New Orleans in May and October. Oh, the food, music and people are wonderful! Now, I have a lot of garden work to do to prepare for winter and work off all of that food!

  2. Priscilla Prince
    Priscilla PrinceOctober 26,10

    Sounds like a great time, I love getting away. Your harvest looks amazing! Sometimes the garden surprises me when I leave for awhile! :)

  3. melanie
    melanieOctober 26,10

    What a fabulous time you have had, Emerging Hope is very lucky to get all your plants for their sale. Roasted veggies are my favourite.

  4. meemsnyc
    meemsnycOctober 26,10

    Oh my, that is a lot of plants that you dug up. Hope that you sell a lot for the charity.

  5. Daphne Gould
    Daphne GouldOctober 27,10

    I bet it was a nice month so far if you went to Cabo. I haven’t been on vacation for quite a while. I’m guessing my husband will start complaining he needs one soon. Then I’ll have to figure out where to go.

  6. Kathy M
    Kathy MNovember 1,10

    It looks like you accomplished a lot in October! Your gardens are much more productive than mine. I’m a few hours south of you and the weather here just didn’t cooperate this year. Wonderful idea to donate your plants/bulbs to charity.

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