Despite the weather and the bugs, I still have some harvests to report. I'm getting a good amount of melons. They tend to be smaller and not as juicy, but they are still tasty. I've had mostly cantaloupes, but did pick a small watermelon. I haven't cut into the watermelon yet, so I'm hoping it's a good one despite its small size.
|A bowlful of cantaloupe cubes|
I also picked several more Seminole pumpkins. Even though they are individually small, the vine is producing quite a few. I've harvested seven so far and there's plenty more ripening.
|Sweet Bell Peppers|
My sad cucumber vines managed to produce a few little cucumbers. I've only tasted the lemon ones so far and I'm happy to report that they are not bitter, which is impressive given the oppressive heat. I would be bitter if I had to sit out in that heat and humidity all day!!
The green bean supply continues. I harvested 3.3 lbs this week. About 2 lbs went into the freezer and the rest were steamed for eating.
|An assortment of beans to be frozen|
|Black Beauty, Long Purple and Florida Market Eggplants|
I was searching for recipes to cook with an odd variety of pumpkin, eggplant and peppers and stumbled upon a curry that used all three. It called for spinach, but I used my sweet potato greens instead. The curry had a great flavor, although it took longer than thirty minutes for my pumpkin to get tender.
|One Pot Eggplant, Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry|
|Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Weekly Harvest (lbs):
Green beans 3.3
Winter squash 6.0
Sweet potato greens 0.22
Yearly harvests: 805.2 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting, check out Harvest Monday on Our Happy Acres.