Monday, July 19, 2010

Harvest Monday July 19th 2010

We harvested ALOT of Herbs this week:
What's that in the bottom right corner of the above photo? PEPPERS! Here's a better look at the first 2 Hungarian Wax Peppers we harvested yesterday: Each pepper measured about 6 inches long. We roasted them up last night and enjoyed them with our dinner of beans and rice. The peppers were not burning hot but left a slight tingle on the tongue. I'll be letting a few of the remaining peppers mature as long as possibly and picking the rest as they reach appropriate size.
Another pepper note: These Hungarian peppers far outpreformed our bell peppers! We don't have any bell peppers of noticeable size and there are at least 4 sizeable wax peppers with 2 or 3 smaller ones closing up the ranks.
Harvest Totals:
2 oz Beets (not pictured)
10.5 oz Genovese Basil
1.1 oz Chives
1.25 oz Dill
1.5 oz Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper
3 oz Parsley
3.9 oz Red Rubin Basil
3.55 oz Spearmint
Weekly Total: 1.675 lbs/26.8 oz/759.77 g
Season Total: 4.55 lbs/2.065 kg

Tomato Watch: As of 7/18/10: 140 Tomatoes have set fruit.

If you want to see what others are harvesting or share in your own bounty, stop by Daphne's Dandelions the home of Harvest Monday.


Annie's Granny said...

I'll bet your bell peppers aren't far behind. I've picked a few Hungarian Wax, and now my green bells are producing. I'd let them turn red, but some are suffering sunburn and have to be picked now, but they sure are sweet. Not bitter at all, like store bought green peppers.

mangocheeks said...

What a splash a colour - I mean your blog make-over.

Your pepper do certainly look waxy, but i guess they should being Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper. I know you just showing us the best two, but I am sure the others look fab too and most improtantly tasted good too.

Robin said...

That's a lot of herbs that you harvested! Your post is making me hungry for something with hot peppers for dinner. I think that I am going to go out and pick some jalepenos.

kitsapFG said...

My sweet italian peppers are flowering but I have yet to see any fruits formed (sigh). Our cool maritime climate makes pepper growing a real challenge. I get them eventually but the harvest window is very brief.

Great herb harvest!

Anonymous said...

You do grow a lot of herbs. Do you freeze them or dry them?
Peppers look great. Mine are ripening very early this year.

Fred said...

Granny- I don't think we will have the time to let ours turn red, but letting them get a touch of color wouldn't be so bad!
Mango- Thank you! I do enjoy the new color scheme on the blog. As for the pepeprs the 2 pictured are the only ones we managed to harvest this week. We decided to leave some in the grown and see if they will develop some nicer colors.
Vrtlarica- We freeze the majority of the herbs, in ice cube trays! (I am going to photograph some and write up a post later this week on it)

thyme2garden said...

Congrats on your first peppers! My pepper plants have just stopped growing after their second set of leaves, but they are still alive. It's like they just froze (alive) in time.

Your herb harvest looks great. Looking forward to reading about how you freeze them all. I've only done it with basil pesto in ice cube trays, but am curious about how to freeze other herbs.

meemsnyc said...

Our bell peppers haven't been producing fruit yet. It's been slow moving. But we've harvest one habanero pepper. Very hot and good.