i thought i would share some pictures of things we've harvested at various times.
our first harvest of green beans yielded over 4 pounds! i'll do a post next week on how to freeze them properly.
[jalapenos, peppers, eggplant, & squash]
we've harvested 6 eggplant so far, & there are more than that ripening outside! i have a couple of favorite eggplant recipes on the casteel cafe, & i've been researching new ones the past couple of days. but there are too many to eat right now before they go bad. so, i've experimented with freezing these as well & what they're good for once thawed. i'll share that next week, too.
[tomatoes from shaun's dad -- not sure of the variety]
we've had a few tomatoes so far. these we diced for taco night - yum! and i made my shrimp greek salad with some cherry tomatoes i harvested from the garden. we have a large crop of cherry tomatoes, romas, & big boys coming, & i'm going to have to can these suckers!
[green beans, pepperoncinis, jalapenos]
our second crop of green beans, & i think we'll squeeze out one more harvest before the end of the season.
this is the first major harvest of pepperoncinis. i had already picked enough to practice refrigerator canning, but i'm going to need to for-real can these. i'll have another couple of harvests of pepperoncinis also this big. can we see lots of greek salad in our future?!
this is also the first major harvest of jalapenos. i picked a couple to make salsa for taco night, & they are potent! i don't want to can these because i prefer the fresher taste for salsa. i think i'm going to try freezing them & seeing how they do. here's hoping!
[last week] dealing with pests
[next week] canning & freezing