Monday, October 27, 2014

Harvest Monday - October 27, 2014

The "summer" bounty is dwindling quickly. I harvested some peppers last week but no tomatoes and it's been ages since I harvested eggplant. Only three photos of peppers this week.

Odessa Market, Lady Bell, Stocky Red Roaster, and Piment doux long des Landes

I nearly cleaned out all of the Tarahumara Chile Colorado peppers. Some of them have been smoked and dried (a process that I blogged about this weekend), and the rest are going into the dehydrator today.

Tarahumara Chile Colorado and Topepo Rosso

Padron peppers and Green Fingers cucumbers

The cucumbers are incredibly prolific still. I made a big batch of blue cheese dip last week with the notion that cucumber batons would be the perfect vehicle for transporting it to the mouth - yum. But there's just so much cucumbers and dip a couple of people can eat in a week. The refrigerator overfloweth with cukes...

This is nearly the final harvest of Australian Butter and Emerite filet beans, I stripped just about every bean off of the vines.

The Di Ciccio broccoli keeps putting out shoots, I harvested two bunches like this.

Also harvested but not photographed were a couple more Tromba d'Albenga squash, one of which went into a tomato coconut curry with beans, sweet peppers, and Sablefish. Another Tromba squash went into a couple more Scarpaccia (Savory Zucchini Tart). I also harvested the last of the radishes other than the Watermelon radishes which are still sizing up. The radishes were also good vehicles for transporting blue cheese dip. And I finally weighed the dry Petaluma Gold Rush beans.

Here's the harvests for the past week:

Australian Butter beans - 1 lb., .7 oz.
Emerite Filet beans = 2.4 oz.
Petaluma Gold Rush dry beans - 7 lb., .4 oz.
Di Ciccio broccoli - 2 lb., 1.7 oz.
Green Fingers Persian cucumbers - 6 lb., 7.3 oz.
Lady Bell peppers - 1 lb., 6.2 oz.
Odessa Market peppers - 14.7 oz.
Padron peppers - 11 oz.
Piment doux long des Landes peppers - 7.9 oz.
Stocky Red Roaster peppers - 3.7 oz.
Tarahumara Chile Colorado peppers - 2 lb., 8.4 oz.
Topepo Rosso peppers - 7.1 oz.
Helios Radishes - 3 oz.
Pink Beauty radishes - 4.9 oz.
Pink Punch radishes - 8.1 oz.
Tromba D'Albenga zucchini - 1 lb., 8.1 oz.

The total harvests for the past week were - 25 lb., 15.6 oz.
Which brings the total harvests for 2014 up to - 1097 lb., 15.1 oz.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.


  1. Wow, you are still getting an impressive amount of produce. Would sure like to have some of those cucumbers myself for dips.

  2. Seeing all your peppers, beans, and cucumbers makes me long for summer, and it just ended! I'm continually amazed at not just the variety, but the quantities of stuff you grow.

  3. Is it going to be hard to do without chillis and peppers for a while when Winter comes, perhaps??

  4. Oh me - a glut of the Green Fingers cukes. What a great "problem" to have! And even if they are dwindling in numbers the peppers are so lovely. I don't know how your Topepo Rosso did compared to other sweets, but I'm thinking I need more than one plant next year. It was my first year to grow them and I think they are such a useful pepper.

  5. I too would love to have some of those cucumbers and some of those beans also.

  6. My God, those Padrons are the energizer bunnies of peppers - they just keep going and going. It seems like you have been harvesting TONS of them for months...which you probably have! And the image of your fridge overflowing with cucumbers just brought a big smile to my face ;)

  7. Beautiful peppers, my plants are dying, only a few peppers here and there.

  8. Lovely harvests. I wish I had some of your cukes. I was getting tired of them, but now I want them again.


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