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Monday, September 17, 2012

Harvest Monday: September 17, 2012

Some nice things came out of the garden this week.

We had peppers.

And tomatoes.

And more peppers!

Lots of basil and hot peppers too, though I neglected to photograph them. We did eat them though!  In fact, we've been eating lots of things that we've made from our garden bounty:  tomato ketchup, habanero peach ketchup, tomato and basil sauce, and my personal favorites lemon-sage wine mustard and habanero honey.  I wonder if the mustard and honey could be combined....  hmmm...

I'm a little surprised that we got anything this week.  We had incredible, record heat.  Over 100 every day except Sunday... and 112 on Friday.  I'm surprised that anything made it through that (including me)!

Total Harvest for the Week: 6 pounds, 7.3 ounces
Total Harvest for the Year: 60 pounds, 10.9 ounces

 Linked up with Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday... hop on over and see what else is being picked this week.

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  1. What beautiful peppers! We can never grow them, much less as perfect looking as yours. Cannot believe those temperatures you've been experiencing...

  2. Such beautiful peppers! I rarely get mine to ripen because we just eat them as soon as they get big enough - my hubby loves them in all foods.

  3. The heat sounds awful! I lived in San Diego from '75 to '96 (and consider myself to be "from" there). Since relatively few people had air conditioning (or only 1 window air unit), when it got that hot (granted, for only a few days a year), it was always awful.

    The peppers & tomatoes look great though.

  4. Nice tomatoes and peppers! I can't imagine dealing with that heat this late in the season.

  5. Lovely peppers! I'm glad our heat is over for the season. That is quite a string of 100s you had. And 112? Too hot for me!

  6. Your peppers and tomatoes have such gorgeous colors, is it due to the heat? I think we are over our heat wave.

  7. Wow its still really hot for you isn't it? I love the shape of those yellow peppers - really beautiful.