I harvested these beans in mid-August when the plants were drooping over from too much rain. I couldn't be bothered to stake them up (they are all bush beans) so harvested them a bit early. But better than having them rot in the ground as happened the previous year with my Borlotti bean crop. I left these for a couple of weeks to dry and eventually got around to shelling them all and finally here are the results.
From left to right in the main photo: Vermont Cranberry, Black Turtle, Jacob's Cattle and Canadian Wild Goose. Other than the Black Turtle, the beans were all purchased from Heritage Harvest Seed.
I haven't tried any of those yet, but a portion of the black beans (pretty much my favourite food) went into these stuffed peppers along with some of my recently (last week, in fact) harvested sweet potatoes. SO GOOD!
The only real harvests this week were a handful of Albion Hybrid parsnips (just to check them out, no rush):
The carrots were found while getting a raised bed ready for the garlic that I planted this weekend. NOTE TO SELF: garlic planted alphabetically West to East: Gem Purple Stripe, German White Rocambole, Hungarian Rocambole, Leningrad Porcelain, Music Porcelain.
And a few more peppers from the greenhouse (two each of Gypsy, King of the North, Hungarian Hot Wax):
The green tomatoes (Chocolate Cherry) that I picked before the frost were layered in newspapers with the few ripe ones available. They have since been dehydrated and stored in the freezer.
This post will be submitted to the Harvest Monday collection hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres. Please stop on by his site to see what other gardeners are doing this week!