Once again it’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The beans continue to roll in here, keeping me busy harvesting and processing them. There’s about 2.5 pounds of them in the below photo, a mix of several varieties. I planted the purple podded Blauhilde last year and even though it wasn’t on the grow list for this year, some volunteered and are doing quite well. I got over six pounds of beans total this week, and the freezer is starting to fill up nicely.
I got a few more eggplants last week though the plants are not producing well right now. I see Dancer, Farmer’s Long, Bride and Shoya Long in the below photo,
Chef’s Choice Orange is one of my favorite slicing tomatoes. It’s been a terrible year for the big slicing types with many of them rotting as they ripen, but we’ve gotten a nice supply of this one.
The tomatoes and eggplant got together one day for one of my favorite summer treats: eggplant sandwich. With toasted homemade Emmer and Whole Wheat bread spread with a bit of smashed avocado on it and layers of grilled eggplant, sliced tomatoes and lettuce, it made for a tasty lunch.
We got our first harvest of collard greens last week. This was the hybrid Flash, one I’ve grown in the past. The big leaves cooked up tender and flavorful, and I’m looking forward to eating many more of these greens in the weeks to come. They should keep on going until a hard freeze takes them out.
The Jester squash vines didn’t make a lot of fruits but I was happy to get these three after a couple of them had insect damage and rotted. We have lots of squash to eat right now but I do want to give these a taste as soon as we can. And there are more winter squash still coming on in the garden, which hopefully will ripen before cold weather gets here.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!