Harvest Monday October 3, 2022

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. It was a small harvest week for me here, since my wife and I went away for a week and visited Sedona, AZ. There were quite a few pole beans waiting for me on our return, as well as a decent amount of eggplant. I brought in over four pounds of beans, and there are a few more out there to be picked in a day or two.

beans and peppers

I also got a LOT of sweet peppers. My one Escamillo plant was loaded, as were my two Jimmy Nardello plants. I got a few Carmen and Sweetie Pie peppers too. I have requested that my wife bake one of her pepper pies, which is a quiche-like dish that features the peppers.

sweet peppers

I did get a few hot peppers too. I got enough of the Flaming Flare along with a few of the Hernandez to make a fermented hot sauce with these Fresno type peppers. Flaming Flare is a 2015 AAS Winner and a good producer for me here. Hernandez produced a bit earlier, but seems to have stalled out for the moment. Fresno types have about the same heat level as jalapenos, though the peppers usually have slightly thinner walls.

Flaming Flare and Hernandez peppers

Flaming Flare peppers

It’s my first year growing the Rose bean, which is named after the Rose family that grew it and passed on the seeds to others. It did well enough I decided I would save some for planting next year. The seeds themselves are beautiful, though of course the color is lost when cooked.

Rose beans

As for our trip, we did a lot of hiking in Sedona, and the condo we stayed at had great views of all the Red Rocks around us. One night we were treated to a double rainbow at sunset. I’ll try and share more pics later this week since I have plenty of them!

Sedona sunset rainbow

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 please take a minute and check out what everyone is harvesting!


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5 Responses to Harvest Monday October 3, 2022

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    You could set up a pepper stall! They all look perfect, Beautiful rainbow

  2. Will - EightGateFarmNH says:

    How wonderful to go to Sedona! We’ve visited many times, and have many fond memories. The Fresno-style peppers look amazing. I should grow them one of these days. The Rose beans really are beautiful. Did you dry them, or do you use them as “shellies?”

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      We loved Sedona and decided a return trip is in order! The Rose beans have edible pods, so I have been shelling the older ones and adding them to the snapped beans. I haven’t dried them, other than the ones I’m saving for planting.

  3. The Rose beans are lovely. Nice that the pods are edible. That pepper pie sounds delicious and maybe I should give that a try.

  4. Lovely update Dave, our summer plantings are finished now, we still have one pepper bed in the ground, but that’s just because I’ve not got around to removing it yet.

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