Until I sat down to write this post I didn't think I had a lot of harvesting to report on this week. I soon changed my mind...
Lots of the chillis are ripening now.
Most of my chilli plants are under cover now, some indoors, some in the garage and some in plastic greenhouses. This means that they are managing eventually to ripen their fruit. Outside, unprotected, they would be struggling.
In the photo below are Blondie (white), Aji Limon (yellow), Indian Chilli Bullet (red, centre), Scotch Bonnet Caribbean Antillais (red, foreground), Brazilian Starfish (green, turning orange then red!) and Bolivian Rainbow (formerly purple, now red).
I made the chillis into a sauce, along with some onions, garlic, ginger and a spice mix similar to that which I used the other day for my Harissa - coriander, cumin and caraway. I roasted the ingredients in a medium-hot oven until they went soft, and then blended them to the right texture in the food-processor. I had to add a little water because I felt that the texture was a bit too firm.
Here's the finished product:
We haven't had any frost yet, so the salads are still going strong. Yesterday I picked more Endive and Lettuce:
My very last pot of potatoes came up too:
Aren't they pathetic? And not very pretty. They are Sarpo "Axona". These are the only ones that have had any significant amount of Scab. To be fair, they were planted very late and into a pot of second-hand compost.
The Carrots are a bit more impressive:
These ones are "Early Nantes". Most of them are straight and even (though several are short and dumpy).
This one however thinks it is one of those "Paris Market" carrots.
And what about this little beauty?
Unfortunately it was not useable. If I show you the other side you will see that it was badly split.
Well, that's my harvest for the week. Why not go on over to Dave's blog Our Happy Acres and see what everyone else has put forward for Harvest Monday...