This has been such an amazing growing season with plenty of heavy rains in between many hot days. This weekend is no exception with the humidity hitting 40 Celsius yesterday and again today. It is expected to break somewhat tomorrow with some showers.
The heat loving plants are doing very well. Especially those in my greenhouse! So thanks to Alex at Lexis Greenhouses who helped me with the purchase and shipment as I have been completely thrilled with this extension of my garden!
This has, without question, been the most success I have had with growing peppers (both sweet and hot). I've never really had a problem growing jalapenos, but good heavens, I think my yield has quadrupled from just the one plant in the greenhouse.
In the picture above (clockwise from upper left): King of the North, Jimmy Nardello, Hungarian Hot Wax, more Jalapenos, Sweet Pickle.
The Sweet Pickles are very productive but many of the earlier peppers were very small. Lately though I've been getting peppers about 2 inches which is more the expected size. They are a lovely plant with so many colours all at once.
And here is another variety that is growing in the greenhouse: Hinkelhatz! I've had a few of these which I've just thrown in with jalapenos in previous harvests but I've now got them coming in faster. Hinkelhatz is an heirloom pepper cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch and was traditionally used for pepper vinegar or hot sauce (which is exactly what I'll be using them to make).
I cleaned out quite a bit of the escarole (using Daphne's method of cleaning greens outside in a large tub). This is over two pounds which I blanched and froze.
And another cabbage with several more to be harvested later this week.
And potatoes. These are fingerlings, but I am trying to clean up the potato patch so have also harvested Yukon Gold and the few Russian Blue that are left in the ground.
Ooh, and more of these lovely mouse melons, so glad that I'm finally getting a few of these to nibble on.
As for these onions ... well, none have been intentionally pulled and these are accidental pulls during weeding. But the onions in the ground aren't looking much better. Sigh. I keep thinking I will just give up growing onions but then I keep trying with the same results.
I'm looking forward to seeing what other gardeners have on the go this week over at Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday collection! See you over there!