Saturday, October 30, 2010
Harvest Monday....Firsts & Lasts
Well, this weeks harvest had a very nice first. I harvested the first leeks from the Spring planting. Although the picture doesn't show how big they are. They are the biggest I have ever grown! I did trim them a little more once I brought them in...as per "The Italian's" request. They weighed in after trimming at 1 lb. 12 oz. There are still at least 10 more smaller leeks in the garden that we will enjoy them during the winter.
Look at those Leeks!
They will be made into potato and leek soup.
This is the last of the tomatoes and some peppers.
The last tomato harvest weighed in at 3 1/2 lbs.
The "Matt's Wild Cherry" and "Amish Paste" plants had to be pulled earlier in the week due to a massive aphid infestation. Although I wanted to bring in a couple hundred more of the sweet cherries to enjoy, I couldn't risk it and threw them in the trash :( We are going to miss our fresh red tomatoes.
Here's the last of the bell peppers.
Last of the Bells 4 lbs. 2 oz.
They were predicting two nights of frost in a row. So, I decided to pull the plants and bring the remaining peppers in. They are quite small and did not get to turn their designated colors. I froze some of them and gave the rest to my sister in-law for her to freeze.
The last of the hot peppers were also harvested weighing in at 1 lb 10 oz.
Harvest Total - 11 lbs
Leeks - 1 lb. 12 oz.
Bell - 4 lbs. 2 oz.
Hot - 1 lb. 10 oz.
Tomatoes - 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Stop by Daphne's Dandelions the host of "Harvest Monday" to see more Fall Harvests!