Monday, September 20, 2010

Harvest Monday Sept 20, 2010

Thanks to Daphne at Daphne's Dandelions for hosting Harvest Monday, it's so interesting to see what everyone else is growing! And, if your not careful, you'll see all kinds of stuff you want to try to grow yourself next year that you don't have any room for! I love it!
Ya, even though my garden has produced well this year, I have been known to be envious of other peoples goods! My harvests have been plentiful, yet ordinary! Beautiful and yummy, but still, ordinary!

I have gotten quite a few nice bright red Serrano's out of the garden this week! A decent amount of beans are coming along. The weather is still hot and dry. The continued summer heat seems to be keeping the garden going, but the lack of rain is making it look quite drab and slow going. Yes, those Juliet's are still producing practically every day!
 My other Habanero plant is loaded with green Habaneros that yet again seem to be taking forever to turn orange. I hope they do before frost. The first plant, with the saucer shaped Habaneros (maybe a Scotch Bonnet), is looking pretty pitiful, yet still has quite a few peppers on it. But some of them are looking pretty wilty.  It might be time for it to be pulled. It has given me quite a lot of peppers though! Some of them are like this one on the left, they turn half orange but will never fully turn...hmm!

 Ahhh, aren't those red Serrano's pretty!
Harvest Totals 2010
VarietyThis Weeks TotalSeason Total
Lemon Cucumber
23 ea(season total)
American Genuine Cucumber
11 ea (season total)
7 baggie dried + 1 quart
Spicy Bush and Reg Basil
 9 baggies dried +3qt
Sebring Zucchini5 ea(season total)
8 Ball zucchini17 ea(season total)
Black Beauty Zucchini21 ea(season total)
Bush Beans2qt32 quarts
Lettuce (mixed pckg)2-4 lbs
Bright Lights Chard8 Bunches
Cabbage (mixed pckg)4 ea(season total)
Evergreen Bunching Onion
90 (season total)
Yellow Onion
74 ea (total for season)
Broccoli4 heads (season total)
Juliet Hybrid Grape Tomato21584 ea
Red Cherry Tomato
244ea(season total)
Total Tomatoes12165 ea
2 ea (season total)
Kaleidescope Pepper3 ea
Orange Sun Bell Pepper14 ea
Strawberries2 ea
Cosmic Purple Carrot4 ea (season total)
Sweet treat hybrid/Petite ‘n Sweet carrots
74 ea
Jalapeno Pepper5 ea
Purple Beauty Bell Pepper1 ea
Habanero Pepper870 ea
Serrano Pepper2771
Lincoln and Alaskan Peas2 cups 1/4 cup
Ambrosia Melon3
Harvest Princess Pumpkin1
Small Sugar Pumpkin
6 ea (season total)
2 sprigs

Happy Harvesting!


  1. I love the orange bell pepper, and the little red peppers, too!

  2. That's a good looking harvest. When I went out to look at my garden this morning, I saw that my jalapeno peppers have new blossoms. I'm not holding my breath on those, though.

  3. Thanks EG!

    tempusflits, I have a Jalapeño plant too, but most of the peppers are either deformed or are taking forever to turn red. I haven't picked but a couple early on to use in some salsa. I am just letting the others keep going until I absolutely have to pick them! I've been picking the blossoms off all my peppers at this point in hopes that it will help the ones already on the plant along! We'll see.

  4. Pretty harvests. I wish I still have beans to eat. I really miss them.

  5. I love all the variety in your harvest.

  6. I am envious of the red peppers. Our peppers had to all be harvested green because the plants were giving in to a fungal disease. I really do prefer ripe peppers to green ones any day.

  7. Well, you may think that your harvests are ordinary, but they are a product of a loving gardener and sooo much better tasting than any ordinary veggies that you can buy.

    That's strange how your scotch bonnets don't color up evenly. Can you actually eat those hellish things? They are so so hot. I've been experimenting with growing their mild relatives, Aji Dulce, Tobago Seasoning, Datil Sweets, etc. Those have fantastic flavor without the heat, but they do ripen very late in the season.

  8. Lovely summer harvest. I had the same thing with my Fatali habanero - half coloured. I am not sure why but the plant is a bit beleagered. My other habanero is colouring up normally and in previous years, my Fatali did as well.

  9. Thanks everyone!
    Michelle, not all my habaneros are half colored like that, just a few of them have done that. I have gotten a pretty good harvest from the plant actually! We do eat them in a few things, but for me I do need to be careful how much, DH can tolerate a lot hotter than I!

    Thanks OG, it has just been an odd season I think and some things that have done well in the past just aren't liking the weather this year! I don't blame them!

  10. Your harvest doesn't seem so ordinary to me! I would love to have all those beautiful beans, peppers and tomatoes!