It’s Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne at Daphne’s Dandelions. Post pics of your produce and leave a link at Daphne’s Dandelions so everyone can see what’s growing in your neck of the woods.
I picked my first bell pepper yesterday. It was the Big Bertha I bought from Home depot the day I also bought the Stevia plant. Big Bertha is living up to her name. Too bad she’s a hybird, otherwise I’d definitely save the seeds.
All that pepper on that little bitty plant.
There’s been a lot of rain around here lately. After the corn being flattened on the 19th (Garden vs. Storm) another storm came through and flattened it again on the 23rd. A tornado actually touched down in Orland Park (I think I have that right), one of the Chicago suburbs.
No fear, though. All is well again. The corn is on its way!!
This time I will not remove the stakes. If another storm comes through, it’s going to have to work a little harder to flatten the corn.
Around the garden, I pulled most of the lettuce and planted bush beans. The strawberries are gone. The snow peas are still producing a few pods since they got all tangled in the bad weather on the 19th. The raspberries are probably 75 percent finished. All 20 blueberries are gone. I still haven’t planted my pickling cucumbers. I have planted Armenian cukes, but the label says they don’t recommend them for pickling. They’re growing fine with lots of male flowers on them. I had the first flower on the yard long beans. I made mint tea with some of the stevia leaves and it actually sweetened the drink. It had a slight aftertaste, but for zero calories I’m willing to work with it.
Anyway, here’s a slide show of some of the pickings since my last Harvest Monday post on the 14th.