After being away on vacation for a week and a half, I had quite a bit to harvest when I returned home. I did lose a few things – a bunch of overripe tomatoes, a cantaloupe, a handful of peppers, etc. – but the garden fared well for the most part. On the day I returned, I harvested a pound of tomatoes, almost 5 pounds of peppers, almost 6 pounds of melons, and over 3 pounds of winter squash. Not too shabby for a day’s harvest!
In the photos, produce is identified from the top, clockwise.
HARVEST AUGUST 9:
I love seeing a variety of produce in my harvest basket!
My lemon drop pepper plants are so loaded with peppers the branches are bent over. I harvested almost 200 of them! And, I harvested my first rocoto pepper – another Peruvian chili pepper. (By the way, my “mystery hot” pepper below is from seed given to me. I have no idea what it is, but I liked it enough to save seed and grow it every year.)
My two little Filius blue pepper plants sure put out a lot of peppers! They turn red at maturity and are actually milder when red.
What are you harvesting from your garden?