Harvest Monday September 23, 2019

It’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. We’ve been in a bit of a drought here for about a month. Overall, we’ve had more rain than normal in 2019, but things eventually do dry out and the garden is showing signs of that now. The pole beans are holding up well though, and I’m still getting a good amount of them. The Non Tough Half Runner  and NC Market Greasy Cut Short beans are joined by a few Blauhilde in the below photo.

pole beans

I’m getting more ripe peppers for drying now, including types for paprika, chile powder and gochugaru flakes. El Eden is a gaujillo type, and Dulce Rojo is one of my favorites for paprika.

peppers for drying

Amazing 2 is a hybrid Korean drying pepper used to season kimchi. When I dried these and ground them up they made a bright red powder with a mild heat. I’m looking forward to using them for kinchi when the veggies are ready.

Amazing 2 peppers

The tomatoes are not liking the hot and dry conditions and are taking a break. I did get quite a few of the green when ripe Green Bee, and a few assorted others.

green bee tomatoes

Green Bee tomatoes

Another bean still producing is the Buenos Aires Roja. It has big tender pods, and has held up well in the hot and dry conditions.

Buenos Aires Roja beans

The sweet peppers are still producing too. The Italian heirlooms Jimmy Nardello and Melrose have given us lots of fruit to eat fresh and for cooking. We also enjoy these two roasted in the oven.

Jimmy Nardello and Melrose peppers

I’ll close with a mixed harvest photo which included sweet peppers, eggplant, squash and broccoli.

mid September harvest

The Purple Peacock broccoli makes a small main head with more side shoots that follow. It has frilly leaves like kale which are also edible. For now I was happy getting the florets, which we roasted briefly in the oven. The flavor is much like purple sprouting broccoli, which is certainly resembles.

Purple Peacock broccoli

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!


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