The beans are nice specimens - long straight and smooth. Some of them are over 30cm / 1 foot long.
This week I harvest the very last of my tomatoes, the last few of "Harbinger". I decided that they were never going to ripen outdoors, so I have brought them in. They will probably ripen eventually.
|For purposes of scale, the pot-saucer is an 8" one.|
I also harvested the last of my four pots of "Pink Fir Apple" potatoes:
This pot produced 712g, and this time there were no "tiddlers" at all. And I finally got a knobbly one!
I pulled another batch of carrots. They are a mix of "Autumn King" and "Kelly".
When I washed them I saw that several of the carrots had a bit of slug damage, but there was no Carrot Root Fly infestation at all.
Even the carrots with slug damage will be useable if prepared carefully. I always use the damaged ones first because they tend to deteriorate faster. I have so many carrots this year that I have done something I have never been able to do before - I have frozen some. Jane and I are not great fans of frozen food, but we reckon that it is better to freeze surplus food than to throw it away. I have done a little batch of frozen Carrots, which we plan to try out in a week or so. If we like them I'll do some more, before the slugs demolish the rest of the crop.
Many of my chilli plants are coming to the end of their lives now, and I am picking all the ripe fruit from them.
|Hungarian Hot Wax (top), Ring of Fire (left), Caribbean Antillais (centre) and unknown Turkish (bottom)|
As the fruit ripens the plants tend to drop most of their leaves. I suppose this is a natural way of ensuring that the fruit gets the maximum amount of light.
During the week I also harvested lettuce twice, but I've given up photographing it, because it's too samey. However, I am proud to report that I have finally managed to get some good Endives. You may remember we writing a couple of weeks ago about tying up some of them to blanch. Well, here's the result:
I'll be posting more about Endives soon.
I'm linking my post to Harvest Monday, hosted these days by Dave at Our Happy Acres.