This week we harvested our first red bell peppers. I don't think I'll grow full size bells again next year, they don't produce enough and take too long to ripen. I think I'll try mini bells. The grape tomatoes continue to produce enough for me to pick a good handful everyday for snacks and salads. Below are two of our weird shaped cayennes. They are normally long and skinny like the ones in the last photo. I thought it was cross pollination but apparently that doesn't produce two different types on the same plant. They taste like cayennes still though so thats all that matters.
I also harvest lots of herbs for meals this week. Here is a shot of what I picked one day: Rosemary and Thyme for marinating chicken that I used in this recipe.
The cherry bomb peppers are still doing great. Ripening a couple a day or so. And the cajun bells (but I don't have a pic of my harvests of them). The cajun bells are great for snacking so I tend to pick one at a time for lunch veggies.
Our fall lettuces are really starting to take off. I have been harvesting some baby greens for salads.
This day was a good haul. I thought these would be some of the last cucumbers we'd get as there was no more fruit or flowers starting, but the day after I picked these there were tons of flowers on the plants! Also excited to still be getting little bits of broccoli on the one remaining plant. There is also the tiniest of habaneros on the left (the orange pepper - it went into a marinade). There is one lone carrot there that was delicious as a snack. Oh and a cajun bell, I guess I did get one in a shot.
homemade hot sauce!!! Turns out I only used about 12 of these cayennes. Oh my I'm gonna have to make a lot of hot sauce!
I also wanted to thank Daphne for hosting Monday Harvest, head over to her site to see what others are harvesting around the world. Also check out my new Linky for posting a weekly recipe highlighting local food. Please link up each week so others can see what you're cooking! Click the image to see this weeks series and link-up.