Monday, August 20, 2012

Harvest Monday: peppers are coming in


Picked this morning: Violetta di Firenze eggplant, datterini and regular cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, habanero chocolate, zukes and tomatillos

Judging from other garden blogs, tallying weekly totals is also the thing to do if you've got a lot of different vegetables growing in the garden. With my handful of this and 1 or 2 of that, I didn't think I'd have enough to make it count but boy was I ever wrong. Between the cherry tomatoes, zukes, one-eggplant-a-week and peppers, I was surprised to learn that I took in just under 7½ pounds of harvest within the last 7 days. Enough for just the 2 of us with no extra leftover. This morning, however, was the BIG day as I was able to pick one ripe habanero chocolate and the first red bell peppers along with the rest of what's shown here.

Habanero chocolate Beet seedlings

We are expecting a forecast of thunderstorms this weekend which should temporarily cool things a bit, aside from giving us a good soak, plus it should be easier on the 28 beet seedlings that will be transplanted for a fall harvest. Linking up with Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.

Todays high: 32°C / 90°F

14 comments:

  1. It is amazing how a lot of little harvests add up. I harvested 3 pounds of caper buds this year, at 1.5 to 2.5 ounces per harvest. Your vegetables are beautiful.

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    1. That's it....I am going to try growing capers next year. I checked wikipedia and didn't realize that you can also eat the leaves? We love the caperberries too so that's another good reason to put this one on the grow list.

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  2. Beautiful harvest. I love the eggplant (as always ;) )

    I have tomatillos planted for fall garden. I hope they do well.

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    1. You like my eggplants and I LOVE your okra! Now if we were neighbors there would be some trading (hopefully) going on with the veggies.

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  3. Nice harvest Rowena! So bright and pretty! I love those chocolate habeneros! I saw your comment on caper leaves. When i was in greece, one of the foodie finds i brought home were a few jars of pickled caper leaves. They use it in greek salads and i loved it! I was really sad when i used the last bottle.

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    1. Okay, now I really have to find a nursery that sells them. Love it when you can eat more than 1 part of a plant.

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    1. It feels good that all the hard work is gradually paying off. The peaches are beginning to blush so maybe peaches next week.

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  5. What a lovely harvest this week Rowena, another beautiful eggplant(a selection of your veggies would make a great watercolor)and peppers!! I've just added watercress to my grow list and now maybe capers too...........
    Which are your hottest peppers?
    Hope you get a good soaking of rain without the wind damage. Ciao.

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    1. Thank you for the compliments Andrea! As far as the hot peppers go, the cayennes certainly seared my lips when I bit into it. I'll be trying the habanero chocolates in a fruit salsa soon.

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  6. Lovely harvest; it's always so much fun to count up the totals and see how well you did!

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    1. I always concentrated on the end-of-season totals which is probably why it seemed more agonizing to wait for the harvest to come in. Done weekly, it kinda gives you a little pep to see things coming along.

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  7. What a beautiful harvest - I particularly love the colour andd shape of the chocolate habanero.

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    1. I love that chocolate habanero so much that I'll try overwintering them (first time too). The plant is not very big at the moment so it shouldn't be a problem to pull it out and pot it up to bring indoors.

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