Harvesting Leftovers

Harvest basket

Here in the basket I have some tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, the leftovers from my summer crops. The quality of these late season crops is not as good as it used to be a month or two ago, but I am so happy to have them right now. They make good company for the abundant kale that we’ve been eating this week but I repeatedly forgot to photograph.

This year is a perfect treat for me to have these plants still so productive since I’ve planted a very small fall garden. In three weeks I will start remodeling my current garden, I hope, to get more growing space and better critter protection so it didn’t make sense to fill the garden with crops that I would have to rip up before maturity. I am in love with my summer nightshades, they manage to stay productive even though the nights are getting cool around here. They are making the most of our periodic heat spells. I hope they can get going just a little bit longer.

For more delicious pictures and stories of harvests and to add your own, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday, and take a look at what other gardeners have been up to this week.

15 Responses to “Harvesting Leftovers”

  1. Michelle Says:

    The colors of the nightshade crops are so beautiful. That’s one thing I miss in the winter, the harvests then are pretty much green. But I shouldn’t complain too much, I least I get to harvest something in the winter.

    • Angela Moll Says:

      Yes, we shouldn’t complain to much but after a while all those brassicas and quenopods do get a bit boring. Anyway, we can preserve the nightshades to provide a bit of splash in the winter.

  2. mac Says:

    Beautiful harvest basket, I miss the colorful summer crops, it’s all green for me now except some brightlight chard, I don’t know how long they will hold up.

  3. Robin Says:

    That is a magnificent basket of colorful veggies!

  4. Veggie PAK Says:

    That is a beautiful basket of veggies! It looks as if it would make a fine soup. Isn’t the appearance of home grown vegetables somewhat refreshing?

  5. villager Says:

    We were enjoying every summer veggie too until last week when it got below freezing. That’s ok, it was a long season for us. Garden remodeling? Sounds like work, but for a great cause!

  6. meemsnyc Says:

    What a great harvest!

  7. kitsapFG Says:

    Beautiful late season harvest! Exciting prospect to be undertaking your garden modifications. I hope you will blog about the progress as you work on it.

  8. Daphne Gould Says:

    That is a pretty basket full. My last peppers I had to pick green as they wouldn’t turn before the first frost.

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