My harvests this week were mostly of the same things I have harvested for the past 3 or 4 weeks - Runner beans, tomatoes, chillis, potatoes and cucumbers - (not that that's a bad thing), but I also harvested the last of my beetroot, which is. No more home-grown beetroot till next June :-(
|20 September harvest|
|Beetroot "Boltardy" - the last of the year|
The Runner Beans just keep on going. This batch I picked on Friday weighed just over 900g:
|Runner Beans - "Scarlet Empire"|
I don't generally weigh my harvests, but just for curiosity I did weigh some of the tomatoes seen here - the little "Maskotka" ones. This batch was 600g.
The potatoes this time were a mix of "Ratte" (the last ones of this type for the year) and "Pink Fir Apple":
What can I say about cucumbers that I haven't already said??? They have been hugely successful this year.
Just for the record: my cucumbers are all grown outside, without the aid of a greenhouse. The best of my two varieties is "Melen F1", but the other - "Iznik F1" is also not bad.
I haven't mentioned chillis yet. This is because I'm picking them in ones and twos as they ripen. The smaller ones are going into the freezer for later use, and the larger ones are going into a basket in the airing-cupboard which is doing duty as a de-hydrator. When I have enough dry chillis I plan to grind them up to make my own paprika.
|"NuMex Suave Orange" and "Cyclon"|