We had a lot of first harvests this past week. Most fun was the Poblano peppers.
Not the healthiest, I guess, but unbelievably good. The Poblanos had just a hint of spice, while the jalapenos ranged from mild to eye-watering hot.
I picked the first Tangerine Dream peppers. I sampled one, and it was sweet and slightly floral. Very pleasant, but since they are only jalapeno-size the plant better be productive to be worth it. We'll see.
|Tangerine Dream sweet peppers|
|Thai Long Green eggplant|
In the first but sad harvest department, this looks the be the entirety of our winter squash. The combination of squash vine borers, squash bugs, and powdery mildew was just too powerful. There's a single Naked Bear pumpkin, and two Sugaretti spaghetti squashes. They are tiny.
I'll now show a sampling of continuing harvests. Here are sweet Jimmy Nardello's and fiery Maule's Red Hot cayennes. Look alike, don't they? We took care to label them in the fridge to forestall some interesting culinary experiences if they were mixed up.
|Left: Jimmy Nardello's. Right: Maule's Red Hot|
|Green globe artichoke|
|Mellow Star shishito|
More bush filet beans, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
And more tomatoes and Ping Tung eggplant.
So I'm pretty happy with the week's results. Thank you for reading, and I hope your harvests pleased you as well. Thanks as always to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday.
Such a variety to your harvests. So sorry about the squash harvest. Each season I generally have one crop fail miserably. It's the way of things I've decided and just look forward to the next year.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sue. I too always look forward to the next season. But I seem to make the same mistakes!Delete
So you stuffed the poblanos and then smoked them? That sounds awesome! I've grown Maule's Red Hot peppers before and they do resemble a frying type pepper like Jimmy Nardello. Mine got fairly hot, as I recall. It's a shame about the winter squash. Squash bugs are a problem here but usually don't hit until after a decent crop of squash has set on. And squash vine borers are thankfully rare visitors to our garden.ReplyDelete
Yup, stuffed then smoked. Kept the temp to 225 - 250 and waited until the sausage reached 160. Unbelievable but sinful. You are lucky to not get SVB; here they even kill the supposedly resistant moschata types.Delete