Monday, September 27, 2010

Harvest Monday - September 27, 2010

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions.  It's a great opportunity to see what other gardeners are growing around the world. 

This week is a clean up week.  I finally pulled the last of the corn and not a moment too soon (I think we left them on a bit long). They were a little mushy but still delicious! Along with the corn we also harvested eggplants and kale.

 Monday's corn

 Beautiful eggplant, Gretel (white) and FairyTale (marbled)

 The definite last of the corn - ugly isn't it?


I'm still trying to out smart the rabbit and get some peas growing.  I really would like to have some in the garden again but I don't think it will be in my future unless I buy some seedlings. Since the corn is all out, as soon as the weather gets tolerable again I will cut down the stalks and free up the garden space. Time to plant some more Bok choy!  YUM!!

We had the corn with some lovely steaks one night and chicken another night.  The kale was eaten with a minced chicken salad dish called laarb. I can't wait to figure out how I want to cook the eggplants!

I'm finding that this planting season is just a big guessing game.  "Hmmm, I wonder what I planted there? Hope it grows!" I tried the write on labels, and Ryle just pulls them out of the garden and collects them.  I wrote on the concrete near them with chalk, and then realized when I watered why this isn't good. And I forgot what I planted in the time it took me to hunt down tape and a pen. Getting old is no fun.

Well, time for bed. Happy gardening!


  1. That corn sure is funny looking. I am glad that it was yummy.

    I just planted my peas a bit north of you and am waiting for this heat spell to pass before I plant my bok-choy.

    happy gardening to you too!

  2. I have trouble labeling my things too. I do it, but then the label gets lost or wears off. Luckily the more unique varieties are easy to tell apart.