Here's another Harvest Monday update from Eight Gate Farm in southern New Hampshire, USA. A number of vegetables made their first appearance this week, and as usual I will lead off with them.
This is Nadia, a hybrid Italian-type eggplant. The Kitchen Goddess sliced the bigger one and made me a wonderful Eggplant Parmesan, using gluten-free panko bread crumbs, and served it over gluten-free pasta with our own tomato sauce. Delicious!
Here we have two sweet peppers, the hybrid Cornito Rosso, along with the heirloom Jimmy Nardello's. Sad to say, many of my larger peppers are rotting on the vines. This may be due to the extreme rainfall we've had recently, or perhaps I overcrowded them.
|L: Cornito Rosso, R: Jimmy Nardello's|
I haven't grown dry corn in a few years, but I had an older packet of seeds so I tried it again this year. Surprisingly, they germinated very well. Growth was subdued, however, and pollination was poor. Still, I got a small colorful harvest that we will eventually grind for corn meal.
|Painted Mountain flour corn|
For continuing harvests, here is Monday's:
|Wednesday tomato haul|
|Friday tomato-free haul|
|Stuffed poblano peppers pre-smoking|
|Volunteer mystery tomato plant|
Contrast that with the sad state of the plants in the determinate beds. You will be hard-pressed to find any green foliage now.
|Mostly dead tomato plants|