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.,
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...