Sunday, September 9, 2012
What a very strange gardening year it has been. It's September and I'm still harvesting tomatoes! Last week was my biggest tomato week, harvesting 75 lbs of tomatoes. My biggest tomato week is usually in July. This week I harvested a little over 30 lbs. and also pulled some plants. How strange is that? It all seems so weird to be doing the bulk of my tomato canning at the same time I'm harvesting winter squash and shelling my dry beans.
The beans are still going strong. I basically stopped harvesting the Chinese Red Noodle and are leaving them for seed We have plenty in the freezer. As you can see, some green tomatoes were harvested. The green tomatoes will be used for Green Tomato Salsa.
The tomatoes aren't nearly as nice as they were last week.....
but, they still are pretty!
I just love looking at pictures of them!
It seems like the peppers are finally starting....in September!
I also harvested my first successful fall garden peas. There would have been a lot more....but, some Bunny thinks they are on the menu art the bunny buffet! There were a ton on Wednesday that were almost ready and yesterday most of them were gone :(
These are really the first raspberries I have picked this year. They are going to be made into something special! The plants are really looking great since the move this year. I hope next year will be a good year for the raspberries!
This basket of eggplant was dropped off to my in-laws on the way home from the plots. I think there are about 20 more beauties that will be harvested within the next week or so. How weird is that for September???
I also harvested the last of Butternut Squash. This one is small in comparison to the others. Two more Sugar Baby Pumpkins and the first and smallest of the Spaghetti Squash of the year. The Spaghetti Squash are planted at the house and are doing very well for being ignored this year.
Another crop that is doing very well is the Popcorn. The red is Strawberry Popcorn. It's absolutely beautiful! I picked about 22 ears of it. The white is Japanese Hulless. These are the first three harvested and are about three times the size of the ones I picked last year. They are just starting to get dry and will be harvested within the next couple of weeks.
Total weighed harvest:47.3 lbs.
Asparagus - 11 oz.
Chinese Red Noodle - 4 oz.
Eggplant - 78 oz,
Peas - 4 oz
Hot & Spice - 42.55 oz.
Sweet - 6.5 oz
Popcorn - Not weighed
Pumpkin, Sugar Baby - 48.3 oz.
Raspberries - 4.3 oz.
Spaghetti Squash - 26.65 oz.
Squash, Butternut - 43.5 oz.
Green - 71.15 oz.
Red - 416.05
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