Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Late Summer Harvest

This Summer was much cooler than last year, so many of our warm weather crops were not very happy.  It was mid-August before we got some ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, and corn.

Cal Wonder Bell Peppers, Hungarian Wax Peppers, Asian Eggplant

Zucchini & Crookneck Squash with Hydrangea Limelight
We planted just the right amount of Summer squash this year- 1 Zucchini, 1 Crookneck, 2 Scallop.  We have enough to eat and give to neighbors without feeling overwhelmed.

Our Tri-star Strawberries took forever to start producing.  There was a lot of malformed and undeveloped fruit that I had to pick off before the plants would put out new flowers.  Then it took a stretch of warm weather before the new fruit would form. 

Another great Frost Peach year except that many of the pits were split due to cool weather during the blooming period.  There were also earwigs in some of the fruit and moldy spots.  I did eat my fill of peaches and still had some for the freezer.

We grew tons of onions this year (at least 100).  They did fabulous.  The only problem is that we mixed Walla Wallas with yellows and now we can't tell the difference between the two.  Yellows store well and Walla Wallas don't.  Now we just have to find homes for all the extras.

We got flowers, but no beans yet.  However our neighbor shared hers with us.  Yay!

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