Another harvest Monday is upon us and I am reporting the last of our major summer crops. We harvested the final batch of Asian pears and bell Peppers but we are still producing large batches of jalapenos. I don’t see the end coming any time soon. They just keep coming and coming. Good thing I love jalapenos. The first of our late planted green beans are coming in and we are enjoying beans nightly. Next year I will plant them in spring and late summer so we can have a longer season of beans. I love home cooked, fresh garden beans. Who doesn’t!
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any good fall plants from our local garden center but we are enjoying the lettuce that we planted a last month. I am the salad eater in our family so I am enjoying salads for lunch daily and occasionally Daniel will enjoy a dinner salad. Once again I planted far more plants then we needed but so far nothing has gone to waste.
Our potted fruit trees (lemons, limes, blood orange and Kumquat) are having to be moved into the house more often as the weather is getting colder. The last couple days have definitely felt like fall. Rainy and cold. I love fall but hate the dreary over cast days. Hopefully we will start to see the changing of the leaves soon and really get to enjoy all that fall has to offer.
I am sad that I will not have much to report going forward in regards to the garden. The season has ended and the canning supplies have all been put away. My shelves are stocked full with great food for the winter, so I really can’t complain. During the fall and winter I will try to post some of the canning recipes that I have been promising and hopefully you will find something good that you might want to can next Spring and Summer.
Asian Pears: 7 lbs, 8 oz
Banana Peppers: 1 lbs
Green Beans: 4 lbs 3 oz
Green Peppers: 1 lbs
Jalapenos: 3 lbs
Salad Mix Lettuce: 1 lbs 11 oz
I can’t wait to check in and see how everyone else is doing.
Check out Daphne’s Dandelions blog to see all the other gardeners, from around the World, who are participating in Harvest Monday.