Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Harvest Monday - 9/23 Part II

So this is my Part II of the harvest Monday.  Date range from 9/17 to 9/23.  Check out Part I here.

Snakegourds, zucchini, pepper, tomatoes
Red bell, chillies, tomatoes
Turmeric leaves
Fenugreek leaves, turmeric leaves
Snakegourds, long beans, bittergourds, apples, cukes, red bells, eggplants.
More fallen apples, tomatoes, eggplants, chili peppers, snakegourd.
Green chillies
Banana peppers, eggplants, tomatoes
Green long peppers(sweet), bell peppers, snakegourd, apples.
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Harvest Monday 9/9 - 9/16 Part I

I didn't get around to posting last week's harvest again!  This time my excuse is that I was busy trying to use up all the apples that we harvested on 9/15.  So I am going to have to make 2 parts to this post.  one from 9/9 to 9/16 and the next one from 9/17 to 9/23.  It's just a lot of pictures and also I would like to know looking back what was harvested and when. 

Half of apples on two trees - Sweet 16 and Honeycrisp, were harvested.  The ones without plastic baggies were falling off everyday, so we decided to pick them off the trees and work with them before harvesting the bigger and relatively bug free apples.  It was a huge lot of apples to process, especially because we only eat fresh and apple pies.  So about 9 quarts of apple pie filling were made and canned.  I gave away a big bag to my neighbor for making apple sauce, made a few batches of apple turnovers and then onto milkshakes for the kids.  Still couple dozen is now in the fridge...

I should say that we've had a really wonderful gardening season in 2013.  It started out late but with temps below average for months of July and August and the nice rains we had, really helped set the fruits and ripen them before the dreaded frost.  So currently,  we as a family are floating in fruits and vegetables.  I am also very glad that I could share the bounty with neighbors and friends!  I believe it is better to have more than you want, so we can easily be generous with sharing :)

Cantelopes, broccoli, tomatoes and snakegourd
Basil and Parsley
Green chillies fills up a 5 gallon pail
Long beans, fallen apples, snakegourd, beans, zucchini, yellow squash, cukes, dried beans
Fenugreek leaves, cilantro, peppers
Snakegourds, cantelopes, peppers, cukes etc.,
Sweet 16
 Sweet 16
Kohlrabi, cantelope, snakegourds, zucchini
The ones in plastic baggies still need to be harvested...
Garlic all cleaned up!
Collection of tomatoes that I need to work on...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Harvest Monday - Sept 9, 2013 Part II

Cantelopes, Zestar! apples and Eggplants - Oh, my!  Harvests from this week include that and more ...

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Red bells
Eggplants, pepper
Long beans, plums, snakegourds, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli
Zestar! apples picked !!
Banana peppers, chili peppers, tomatoes, red bells, snakegourds

Harvest Monday - Sept 9, 2013. Part I

Technically, this is the harvest for the week prior ( Aug 29 - Sept 2), so will make 2 posts this Monday.  It would be too much pics for one week....:)

Carrots were harvested, snake gourds and also lots of eggplants! 

Longbeans, squash, beans, bittergourds
Here's what's inside them - Snakegourds, broccoli, peppers, chili, zucchini, strawberry
Eggplant, onions, beets
Tomatoes, eggplant
Zestar! apples
Last set of potatoes
Peppers, beans, cukes
Snakegourds, strawberries, cukes
more Zestar! apples
Carrots, beets and tomatoes
Beet leaves
Spinach, red cabbage, cucumber
Snakegourds, eggplants, red bell, apples, tomatoes