|View of the North Rim from the South Kaibab trai|
|Views from the Fairyland Loop in Bryce|
So now I'll show you what you came here to see, the latest veggie harvests.
I spent a lot of time in the week before we were away dealing with the glut of peppers. Many of the sweet peppers that I had harvested the previous week finally got roasted and preserved. The main harvest of Aji Amarillo peppers went into a batch of pepper jam.
|Aji Amarillo and Padron peppers|
The Sonora Anaheim plants were loaded with green peppers which got roasted, peeled, seeded and frozen.
|Sonora Anaheim peppers|
Rosso Dolce da Appendere peppers are large sweet peppers similar to Corno di Toro peppers. They are later to ripen than most of the sweet peppers that I'm growing. This lot ended up in the fridge to await my attention this week.
|Rosso Dolce da Appendere peppers|
These are the other Mutt NTR peppers that I grew this year. These are more similar to the parent pepper from last year, but one plant is producing an entirely sweet pepper about the size of its parent and the other produces one a little larger than its parent but with a touch of heat. This batch got smoked.
The eggplants have recovered enough from their bout with verticillium to produce a nice crop. I saved seeds from one Sicilian plant that I grew a couple of years ago and the plants that I'm growing from those seeds are producing different fruits. One is elongated and has fairly dull skin. The others are globe shaped and shiny, one with the expected lavender skin and the other a darker purple. They have all been good eating. These all got roasted, skinned, and frozen.
The Friday before we left I harvested two more heads, one of which I gave to a friend and the other went into the fridge to await our dinner last night.
All the rest of the goodies in that basket went to my friend as well. The Tromba D'Albenga squash is still producing, in fact it is trying to take over the garden. The summer snap beans are producing a fall harvest, a good thing since the fall planting is a total failure. As I mentioned before the eggplant made a comeback and I harvested some young ones that would have been overgrown by the time I got home. And the peppers, though they have slowed a bit are still producing some lovely ripe fruits. And the cucumbers are still putting out a few decent specimens.
I also harvested all of the Delicata squash. This is the haul from 4 plants, minus one squash that we've already eaten. I'm really happy with the production and the one squash that we've tried is super tasty.
|Candystick Dessert Delicata squash|
So, here's the harvests for the week before last.
Purple Pole beans - 4.7 oz.
Stortino di Trento beans - 11.2 oz.
Apollo brokali - 3 lb., 11.6 oz.
Batavia broccoli - 13.3 oz.
Di Ciccio broccoli - 13.4 oz.
Green Fingers cucumbers - 16.1 oz.
Bonica eggplant - 3 lb., .6 oz.
Sicilian eggplant - 2 lb., 6.8 oz.
Aji Amarillo peppers - 15.2 oz.
Craig's Grande Jalapeño peppers - 7.9 oz.
Florina Greek peppers - 3.1 oz.
Giallo di Cuneo peppers - 4.8 oz.
NTR Mutt peppers - 4 lb., 8.5 oz.
Odessa Market peppers - 5.4 oz.
Padron peppers - 5.4 oz.
Rezha Macedonian peppers - 14.7 oz.
Rosso Dolce da Appendere peppers - 3 lb., 1 oz.
Sonora Anaheim peppers - 4 lb., 5.7 oz.
Syrian Three Sided peppers - 1 lb., 6.3 oz.
Yummy Belle peppers - 8.2 oz.
Jaune Flamme tomatoes - 7.8 oz.
Candystick Dessert Delicata squash - 26 lb., 14.1 oz.
Tromba D'Albenga squash - 4 lb., 9.4 oz.
Total for the week - 62 lb., 6.7 oz.
2015 YTD - 1042 lb., 3.4 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave on his blog Our Happy Acres, head on over there to be inspired by what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.
Now I've got to get out to the garden to harvest a glut of overblown broccoli - as soon as it stops raining (yay for rain!!!).