A comparatively warm week has ripened a good number of eggplants and chillies. While the eggplants are finishing – the plants have set far fewer fruits recently, the chillies still have a good few weeks to go.
I have Birdseye, Bishops Cap, Cayenne and Tobago Seasoning chillies ripening at the moment. I love the shape and colour of the Tobago Seasoning. Really pretty and pretty hot on the tongue as well.
I am also harvesting capsicums. Purple Beauty, Cherrytime and Topepo Rosso are all hitting the harvest baskets and regularly featuring in our meals along with what is fast becoming a glut of Bishops Cap. Oh for some time to make Sambal….
Eggplant wise I have harvested a few Bonicas and a couple of Listada de Gandia. I love the colour of the Listada de Gandia. Just perfect.
I did harvest some other crops this week. The Watermelon radishes were ready:
As were some of the Easter Eggs:
There they are buried under a pile of mint and parsley. I have harvested heaps of both herbs this week. I am eating a whole heap of tabouleh before the home grown tomatoes (note: mine dried up a while ago but mum & dad’s are still going strong) dry up. I also gave my potted mint a good spruce up as it was looking a little ragged. I took the opportunity to put mint in pretty much everything I ate today and enjoyed it all the more for it.
Finally I am also enjoying my spring onion crops at the moment. I am trying to get through as many as possible as the chooks keep sitting on them and I’m not sure poo covered squashed spring onion is really that appetising….These were relatively unharmed though.
And that’s it for me for this week. For more harvests head over to Daphne’s otherwise I have a request:
Does anyone grow Jamaican Scotch Bonnet chillies? If so I have a reader who is very interested in some viable seed. I’m struggling to find an Australian source for Jamaican Scotch Bonnets (as opposed to the Bishops Cap that I grow) so if you know of or have a plant then please let me know by leaving a comment below.