We still are getting some new harvests, however. First up is the Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes sweet pepper. This is probably the only one that will get ripe in time. Our Harvest Monday host, Dave, showed them off a couple of weeks ago. He's getting more than I will, as always.
|Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes|
The first "Calabrese" hot peppers matured. These are from the seeds of a pepper given to me by a nice man at a winery in Northern California a couple of years ago. It looks like just another cherry pepper, but it is fiery hot.
|Romano bush beans|
I planted "Painted Mountain" flour corn this year, and had high hopes. It germinated beautifully and grew quickly. Unfortunately squirrels developed a taste for it, and I couldn't control them sufficiently to prevent them from ruining basically the whole crop. Here's all I could salvage. After drying and shelling, it fills a pie dish.
|Painted Mountain dry corn|
Some late summer harvests:
|Bottom: Jilo eggplants|
TKG canned 6 pints of thick all-purpose tomato sauce.
More summer crops trickled in. There won't be enough tomatoes left to justify a canning (to TKG's relief), but we will get some more sauce for the fridge.
And on the weekend I took all the remaining spring-planted beets, and some of the remaining carrots.
Helpful me scrubbed them and laid them out to dry on one of TKG's precious dish towels. Boy did I get in trouble for that. Who knew beets stain? Well I did, but unfortunately forgot.
In wildlife notes, I went out into the woods to change the memory card in the Game-Cam. Here's a nice 8-point buck who seems to be inhabiting the area. The image was captured in early September, but he's still around, as I spooked him when I got to the edge of the woods. Maybe I'll have an "appointment" with him come November.
That's all for this week. Thanks for reading! Please join me in viewing all the posts on Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at HappyAcres.blog.
Great looking Chinese cabbage! Three pounds is larger than I can usually grow them. Those Calabrese peppers looks like one I grew a few years back, and they were fiery hot too. My P.A.S.S. peppers though are not that prolific, and I hope yours taste better than mine which were kind of blah. I also grew Sugaretti last year and it was a great keeper. I'll bet TKG does appreciate a break from the canning! You all must be well stocked up by now with tomato-ey good things.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dave. Sad that the PASS peppers are not very tasty. I'll taste mine before deciding if it makes the cut. Yes, we do have a lot of tomato stuff, which gives me a good feeling.Delete
Those dang squirrels. The last time I grew corn the rodents were attacking it so fiercely that I ended up wrapping each and every ear in hardware cloth. That kept the corn safe but it was such a PITA that I decided to stop growing corn.ReplyDelete
Beautiful buck. There's 3 bucks that hang around the neighborhood here, one has 6 points, another 4, and the youngest just has a couple of stubs. And then there's the does and the fawns. It makes for quite a gathering at times.
I remember seeing the hardware cloth around your corn ears and thinking "at least I don't have to do that." Well, so much for that. Nice to have deer poking around provided they behave themselves. Are they mule deer, or the other kind you have?Delete
Good luck with that buck! And great harvest. You still have so much going on!ReplyDelete
A break from canning will be welcome in your kitchen I'm sure, although you still have lots of harvests .Hope the beetroot stains came out of the towel lolReplyDelete