I only harvested twice from the garden this week. It has slowed significantly. Last week we had record highs in the 90's with low's still in the 70's overnight. This week we are in the 70's for highs and lows are in the 50's. What a difference. The beans are still producing well. The peppers are changing colors slowly. I have had a few bell peppers fall off this week, this one in the top picture was salvageable.
In this picture there are 3 Jalapeños that have FINALLY turned red! They took forever! And they are all disfigured a little but hopefully still usable! I also picked the red Purple Beauty Bell that just doesn't look all that great. The plant has not done well for me. It has had a lot of BER and just has not recovered well or done well in the dry heat. But, I'll cut it open and see how it looks and if the kids will eat it, I'll let them! (They are the pepper snackers!)
This whole branch of Kaleidescope pepper was broken off this morning when I went out. And all the peppers on it wilted. Seems that something more was wrong with it that just being broken off, cause I would think I would have still been able to use the peppers, but no, something wilted them.
There are quite a few very nice sized tomatoes out there that I hope have enough time to ripen. It has been such a disappointing tomato season, and just now when the plants are producing a good bunch of healthy looking tomatoes, when the season is almost done and I may run out of time! Just a few more tomatoes please!
I am also fighting a critter in my garden. I thought maybe it was a cat, cause we have a few wandering our neighborhood. But the neighbor has seen a possum hanging around our yard! What ever the critter, it is digging in my freshly planted seedlings in my raised beds, digging them up, and trying to make itself a bed in my garden! I wonder if he is the one that broke my pepper plant! Now I need to figure out how to keep a possum out!
Happy Harvesting and don't forget to visit Daphne's Dandelions for more featured Harvests!
Harvest Totals 2010
|Variety||This Weeks Total||Season Total|
|Lemon Cucumber||23 ea(season total)|
|American Genuine Cucumber||11 ea (season total)|
|Oregano||7 baggie dried + 1 quart|
|Spicy Bush and Reg Basil||1 bag||10 baggies dried +3qt|
|Sebring Zucchini||5 ea(season total)|
|8 Ball zucchini||17 ea(season total)|
|Black Beauty Zucchini||21 ea(season total)|
|Bush Beans||2qt||34 quarts|
|Lettuce (mixed pckg)||2-4 lbs|
|Bright Lights Chard||8 Bunches|
|Cabbage (mixed pckg)||4 ea(season total)|
|Evergreen Bunching Onion||90 (season total)|
|Yellow Onion||74 ea (total for season)|
|Broccoli||4 heads (season total)|
|Juliet Hybrid Grape Tomato||33||617 ea|
|Red Cherry Tomato||244ea(season total)|
|Total Tomatoes||3||168 ea|
|Watermelons||2 ea (season total)|
|Kaleidescope Pepper||1||4 ea|
|Orange Sun Bell Pepper||1||4 ea|
|Cosmic Purple Carrot||4 ea (season total)|
|Sweet treat hybrid/Petite ‘n Sweet carrots||74 ea|
|Jalapeno Pepper||3||8 ea|
|Purple Beauty Bell Pepper||1||2 ea|
|Habanero Pepper||7||77 ea|
|Lincoln and Alaskan Peas||2 cups 1/4 cup|
|Harvest Princess Pumpkin||1|
|Small Sugar Pumpkin||6 ea (season total)|