Monday, 6 November 2017
It is so close to the end of the season here, but I might still have a goodie or two left in the garden for another week. In the meantime, a dip in the temperature forced me to harvest all remaining (mostly unripe) peppers in the greenhouse (it isn't heated). Most of these are Feher Ozon, with more Hungarian Hot Wax. They were chopped up, along with what was left of the last pepper harvest, for a mixed sweet and hot pepper jam.
I also took the opportunity of a less rainy day (Saturday) to harvest the carrots and parsnips so I can wrap up that part of the garden for the year. The carrots were mostly Nantes with a few mix coloured carrots for a total of 4.5 pounds. The parsnips are Hollow Crown - not as rust-resistant as my previous type Albion but ended up with an okay batch of 2.5 pounds.
And a few days before a recent frost last week, I picked a big bunch of parsley. It's been a pretty good season overall, and I look forward to tallying up the final results soon - pretty close to last year from what I can tell weight-wise, but I had much better luck with the summer squash and cukes this year so no surprise!
I will be popping over to Our Happy Acres to see what Dave and the Harvest Monday gang are doing this week ... you should check it out too!
Monday, 30 October 2017
Well, it's getting close to the end of the season but I do still have some carrots and parsnip to be harvested - maybe in a couple of weeks. These peppers (which were planted in hay bales outside) were harvested about 10 days ago just before a frost. And I picked another handful of Hungarian Hot Wax peppers from the greenhouse yesterday morning. I have more Feher Ozon in the greenhouse, but I'm not sure how long they will hold out with some cooler weather forecast for later this week. In the meantime, it is RAINING. The forecast was for 100+ millimeters of rain between Sunday and Monday and I am quite sure that amount fell.
I will be popping over to Our Happy Acres to see what other gardeners have going on this week.
Monday, 9 October 2017
Happy Thanksgiving Canada! And I hope everyone is enjoying some good treats from the garden.
This beautiful basil was made into a pesto that went straight into the freezer. I hope I can keep the plants alive for one last harvest, but they are rather more bare looking now than in the photo.
I've harvested some carrots and more peppers, with a bit more of each still in the garden.
There might be a bit more swiss chard to pick, but I harvested most of it as it is getting nibbled by something else.
I have shelled all of the dried beans but haven't tallied them up yet. Will get to that soon. I look forward to seeing what other gardeners around the world are doing in this beautiful Harvest Monday but stopping by Our Happy Acres.