Monday, September 20, 2010

Harvest Monday Sept 20, 2010

We returned from vacation on Friday, so all of my harvests have been in the past 3 days.   I didn't post to Harvest Monday the week before we left, but did get the first broccoli then.

When we returned, the tomatoes were looking a little rough.  The plants are starting to get diseased and tired.  I'll be ripping out the Legends this week.  It has been an amazing pepper year for me as well.  The ananheims and jalapenos were just crazy.  I have so many frozen, I'm not sure I'll plant any next year. 


This is just a sampling of the 20 pounds of my All Blue potatoes dug so far.  There are still a couple hundred pounds of potatoes to be dug.  I'm taking my time.  Last night we had blue mashed potatoes with garlic from the garden.  My little one didn't like the color, but after some coaching decided the potatoes were ok after all. 

This morning's haul.  Those tomatoes keep coming and my one and only acorn squash. 

This post is part of Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.  Head on over and check out what everyone is harvesting.

16 comments:

kitsapFG said...

I wish acorn squash stored better, as I really enjoy their flavor and they generally are an easy winter squash to grow in our area. Yours is a good looking example of them!

Welcome back!

Mary said...

Nice looking potatoes. I enjoyed looking at your harvest pictures. Down in Florida, where I live, we don't harvest too much variety during the summer, just okra, sweet potatoes, and basil.
I'm your newest follower, linking through Harvest Monday.

The Mom said...

Laura, acorn squash are Morgan's favorite. She planted this herself in my front flower bed.

Mary, welcome! You'll be harvesting lots of things while we are knee deep in snow.

martha said...

For what it's worth, I think those potatoes are beautiful, and if you want someone to willingly eat them, there's always me!

Sense of Home said...

I have never tried blue potatoes, I think I would like to, maybe next year.

-Brenda

Emily said...

I love blue potatoes. We've gotten some at the farmers market to serve at Thanksgiving meals a couple of times. People always give them a double take.

The Mom said...

Martha, once she got past the blue color, she loved them.

Brenda, they are quite yummy. Try them out.

Emily, it is fun to see the different colors of food. People are so used to the grocery store food, they don't know veggies come in such a wide array of colors.

Daphne said...

The all blue looks like such an pretty potato. We were at a picnic this weekend and the potato salad was made out of blue potatoes. Gorgeous.

Kelly said...

I had to come say hello, I saw you used to frequent The Eddy- are you still in the SouthCoast? I am also a homeschooling, gardening, blogging Mom of 2. :)

Karen Sue said...

My squash did not have a good year. Thinking of some potatoes next year. Are they pretty easy?? I'm a greenhorn at this stuff. Every year I learn more, though!

The Mom said...

Kelly, I'm in Bridgewater. You sound just like me!

Karen Sue, potatoes are easy if you have good soil. Basically plant them and make sure they're watered. That's about it.

debiclegg said...

I am fascinated by your ALL BLUE potatoes.

The Mom said...

Debi, they're pretty cool aren't they?

Ottawa Gardener said...

I always think that's funny about kids. Sometimes they just love 'rainbow' vegetables. Whenever we are at the farmer's market, it's the rainbow beets and chard that attract their attention but then at other times they balk at the weird new color. I suppose it makes good survival sense. My kids liked blue (or silvery purple as it turned out) french fries.

Outsourcing said...

Blue Potatoes, im wondering what it tastes like. And nice harvest photos by the way. You could notice the difference between harvested vegetables/fruits that was raised without chemicals with the one raised with chemicals.

The Mom said...

Ottawa Gardener, my kids are the same. They love looking through the seed catalogs with me, picking out the multicolored carrots and such. The blue mashed potatoes just freaked her out.

Outsourcing, they have a similar texture to a yukon gold, but not as buttery. These were grown without anything but chicken poop from my backyard chickens. They seem to have liked them, but they are certainly not perfect like grocery store potatoes.