Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Harvest (Tuesday) - Oct 11, 2011

Garden produce is still trickling in.  We've had eight days of over 80's this past week.  Sadly, it didn't do much for the garden, as the earlier 2 days of low temps killed almost all vegetable plants.  Tomatoes are still ripening off of almost dry and brittle plants.  Last of butternut squashes were removed, although they weren't completely tan, but the vine is long dead.  Last of the apples and eggplants were picked off.  Pepper plants are all pulled off.  There may still be another small harvest of cilantro, fenugreek leaves and green onions for next week and ofcourse more tomatoes.....

Red bell peppers

More apples



Mix of chillies, beans and 1 beet(for the entire season, rest eaten by pesky deer)

Tomatoes and 1 apple

Butternut squash

Last of the Thai peppers

more tomatoes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Harvest Monday - Oct 3, 2011

I did not post anything at Daphne's Dandelions last week, as I didn't have much to report gardenwise.  I will combine last week's one or two pics in this post.  We finally got around to picking apples from the trees for two reasons - wasps were having a field day eating up fragrant apples and plenty of ripe ones were falling off the tree!  There were approximately 50+ Honeycrisp and 60+Sweet 16s this year.  Our basement is now smelling heavenly!!  I have left just a few on the trees, as they didn't come off easily, guess they need more time.  We gave away some to neighbors and friends and will eat the rest as fresh apples.  When refrigerated, they will last several weeks and Honeycrisp will last about 6 months.  So that's where they are currently stored :)

Not pictured - yellow/red raspberries eaten off the bushes and white radishes, 2 of them over a feet long but nice and tender.


chillies, bell peppers, beans, okra

Sweet 16

Honey Crisp

More apples(fell off trees) and a cucumber


All of this year's carrots

Carrots (cleaned)

Last of the green(some red) bell peppers

green/red chillies

Banana Peppers