Monday, August 31, 2015

End of August Harvest

A truss of "Matina"

With our much needed rain storms arriving Friday night and again Sunday afternoon, I wasn't too sure what damage I might find in the Kitchen Garden. My whirligig art piece had toppled over and was laying in the pumpkin patch, directly one on of my two pumpkins. Fortunately, when I picked it up, the pumpkin - and whirligig - were both fine. Really the only damage, if you can call it that, was some cracking on some of the tomatoes. A very small price to pay for that wonderful rainfall. In the end, I ended up having my biggest tomato harvest of the year this week, just over 4 pounds.
  • "Galina" - (63) 11.9 oz.
  • "Mountain Magic" - (23) 12.5 oz
  • "Matthew" - (58) 1 lbs. 4.4 oz
  • "Esterina" - (132) 1 lbs. 4.5 oz
  • "Matina" - (18) 7.4 oz.

I also harvested all of the ripe peppers on my mystery pepper plant. I hadn't really looked closely at this plant for a while and was surprised to find a few red peppers. Apparently the peppers on this plant ripen from green, to deep purple, to red. Since I am not a huge fan of hot peppers, these will be bagged up and delivered to a friend at work. Today's total pepper harvest was 13 peppers, weighting in at 3.6 oz.


Jenny Rottinger said...

Very nice harvest and love the mystery peppers. I usually dry hot peppers and use it for decoration in the kitchen :)

Susie said...

That's a good idea Jenny has ... I often dry peppers but put them away in a drawer. Those are pretty peppers whatever they are.

Mindy said...

Glad to hear your garden was spared. Between the rain and extremely heavy winds, my yard looks like a tornado went through. :/

Daphne Gould said...

I thought I was the only crazy person who grew things I wasn't fond of. But some things are just too pretty not to grow.

Margaret said...

Those are some lovely peppers - even if you aren't a fan of very spicy foods, hot peppers (the regular kind, not the super hots like habaneros) can add a bit of interest to dishes, so long as you only use a small amount. I harvested some Padron peppers that were extremely spicy - so much so we couldn't eat them. I chopped one up, put it into some stewed green beans and it wasn't spicy at all, but it definitely added another dimension to the flavour.

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Such lovely peppers! I am also in that boat as I grow onions and they are one food that I just can't eat (crazy I know!). Thankfully my husband loves them dearly! Glad to have found your happy harvest blog!