It's time once again for a Harvest Monday update. We still had a few "first harvests" this week, and as usual I'll lead off with them.
Orange Blaze is a hybrid bell pepper, which was an 2011 AAS winner. I purchased some plants this year to replace other sweet pepper types that got destroyed shortly after transplanting. I really like Orange Blaze for its earliness and taste. I'll try to source seeds for it next year.
I mentioned awhile ago that I had a volunteer Yellow Pear tomato plant. While my experience with Yellow Pear last year was decent, I didn't like how many of the abundant fruit cracked. This year is no exception.
|Yellow Pear tomato|
For continuing harvests, Tuesday's tomato picking reflects how things are slowing down. Previously I needed the two-handled trug to bring them in, now they fit in a basket. I pulled out all the rest of the determinate vines this week. The indeterminates should still give us decent amounts.
|Tuesday tomato harvest|
Here is Tuesday's non-tomato harvest, featuring the last of the sweet corn. It was a little past its prime, but still sweet and tasty.
|Tuesday everything else harvest|
|Pickled onions and peppers|
And an amazing nine quarts of Bloody Mary Mix. All the major ingredients came from our gardens.
|Bloody Mary Mix|