Monday, August 26, 2013

Harvest Monday 8/26/13

This past weeks harvests consisted mainly of pole beans and peppers.  I also picked my first Mexican Sour Gerkin cucumbers. They look like little watermelons. They are about the size of a nickel.  I am still undecided whether I like them or not. They do have an already pickled flavor like the description stated, but the skin is kind of thick and crunchy. I washed, blanched and froze my pole beans. This year I am growing three kinds, Cherokee Trail of Tears, Romano and Wonder Wax. I noticed yesterday that I have more to pick again and I plan on making Dilly Beans with them. Dilly Beans are pickled green beans. I have been cleaning up a lot of my tomato plants, because most of them have succumbed to leaf spot and early blight. It is very sad, but luckily I have some growing at my house in addition to what I had growing at my community garden plots and they are still doing good. Along with my tomatoes I also cleaned up my eggplants, they had all the leaves fall off and were just stems coming out of the ground. On a good note I have most of my fall crops planted and they are doing well. I plan on doing a future post about making the Dilly Beans and tomorrow stop by to check out my "Tomato Tuesday" post which I will be spotlighting one of the tomato varieties I am growing this year.






Thanks for stopping by to check out my Harvest Monday post. To see other Harvest Monday posts go to Daphne's Dandelions. Happy Gardening!!!

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful harvest! You have your own pepper, I've never grown it in my garden, I think I should.

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    1. Thank you! I find that peppers are one of the easy plants to grow in my garden. Give it a try and you will be rewarded with lots of peppers!

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  2. That is a great looking harvest!

    I have a friend who is interested in obtaining seed of the Mexican Sour Gherkins. I would be happy to trade you seed of one of many of my heirloom varieties for some Sour Gherkins, if you saved any seed.

    Thanks!
    -Jay
    http://scientificgardener.blogspot.com

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    1. I did not save seeds from my Mexican Sour Gherkin plants, however your friend is more then welcome to have the rest of my pack that I purchased from Totally Tomato. I did not care for them, they had a good pickled flavor, but the skin was tough. I prefer the West Indian Gherkin. Do you have a trade list? I would be interested in Carosello Massafrese and Long of Naples seeds. You have a very nice blog.

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    2. Thank you for the compliment about my blog. My trade list is mostly what I have grown plus whatever you may see on my little shop (cucumbershop.com).

      I would be happy to send those two varieties to you for trade. Though I would HIGHLY recommend the Candystick Delicata over the Long of Naples. The Long of Naples will produce a ton of food but I eat the Candystick Delicata plain - and I don't think I would ever say that about another kind of squash. Could we trade mailing information over at Blotanical?

      Thanks again!
      -Jay
      http://scientificgardener.blogspot.com

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