My plan Saturday morning was to make a batch of salsa. I sorted through the tomatoes on the kitchen counter, dropped the ripe ones into a sink full of water for a good washing, then went out to the garden to harvest some peppers:
|Marconi Rosso Sweet Peppers|
|Quadrato Rosso D'Asti Sweet Peppers|
|These are HUGE!|
The peppers are very happy this year in the garden. The plants have grown very tall and are filled with fruit. It is unfortunately rare for my peppers to ripen to red. I harvest peppers as needed hoping that someday they will fully mature.
The first corn was ready for harvest earlier in the week:
|First Corn Harvest|
Beans continue to grow in spite of the deer damage:
Luckily the deer didn't sever the vines and the beans are still producing. I need a step stool, but have been harvesting a basket full every other day from the tangle of foliage at the top of three trellises:
Tomatoes continue to be the majority of the harvest. The kitchen counter is filled with a revolving door of tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes are processed and newly harvested ones take their spot to finish ripening.
|The Romas are Small this Year, but Numerous!|
|Amish Paste Tomatoes|
The last melon was harvested from its withering vine along with a Delicata and a few of the unplanned Sweet Dumpling squash:
|Fastbreak Melon, Delicata and Sweet Dumpling Squash|
Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.