I think this week could be called the week of the pepper as I seem to have harvested quite a few of them. In the picture below you can see my first Marconi Red and my first Golden Californian Wonder, alongside a Poblano, an Alma Paprika, a Hungarian Yellow Wax and a Scotch Bonnet or two.
This photo includes: Mini Mama, Californian Wonder and Cherrytime Capsicums along with some more Scotch Bonnets.
Below is a basket of Padrons. This is the first year I’m growing Padrons and I have to say I think I must have done something wrong. I barbarqued this lot with my family on Friday but they were all hot, very hot. Did I pick them too late? Was I very unlucky? Surely some experienced Padron growers will be able to tell me.
When I wasn’t picking capsicums and chillies I was harvesting drying beans. These are purple king. The plant died off (I think through lack of water) before the pods had really filled out but I still got a reasonable harvest nonetheless.
I’m still harvesting beans and tomatoes. The tomatoes in particular are nearing the end but I’m hoping the beans will have another burst before giving up for this season.
I’m getting good volumes of silver beet again at the moment. These leaves were used in place of Asian greens in a wonton soup.
And finally more of the same things I’ve had for weeks: Lemon and Summer Dance Cucumbers, Bonica Eggplants, a few beans and more tomatoes. I’m nonchalant about them now but I will miss them when they stop producing.
That’s it for me this week. Head over to Daphne’s Dandelions to see more beautiful harvests.