Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas.
An abundant harvest again this week from the garden spot. The amount of tomatoes harvested each day is astounding. Most are laid out on the kitchen counter and windowsill until completely ripe, then washed and frozen in gallon sized freezer bags.
Pole beans are producing a colander full every day now. I’ve been blanching and freezing them but will begin canning some soon.
Onions were pulled and laid out on a garden bench to begin drying. They are now hanging in the shed to finish curing.
A few cayane peppers were harvested. These will be dried for red pepper flakes.
This weekend I made my first large batch of tomato sauce from this years garden tomatoes using my food strainer for the first time. I received the food strainer as a Christmas gift from my parents last year and it cuts down a ton of time by removing the tomato peeling and seeds from raw tomatoes. The sauce simmered all day yesterday and will be divided up and stored in freezer containers tonight. I am looking forward to doing it all again next weekend. There are 6 one-gallon freezer bags full of tomatoes in the chest freezer and more tomatoes coming in each day. This year’s tomato harvest is making up for last years disappointing loss to late blight.
Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.