Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall garden update

A quick update of the surviving plants @ charm city garden. I'm already thinking of next year's garden. The last ichiban eggplant. I'm letting it grow so that I can collect the seeds.

Red romaine is growing, one plant is starting to bolt. The lettuce itself is quite bitter but still pretty good.
Red Romaine Lettuce
I have 2 containers of bok choy. These are very good in stir fry. Next to the bok choy, I also have a container of romaine lettuce that I probably started too late because it is not growing very big.
Bok Choy and romaine lettuce (back)
Bok Choy
I have 2 containers of chinese be honest I don't know how big they are supposed to get. I should probably just harvest them and some point.
Two container of Chinese kale
The chinese pepper plant is getting bushy and still producing fruit.
Super bushy Chinese Giant pepper
Chinese pepper of varying size
The supersweet tomato still has many green tomatoes but I think it is too cold for it to ripen.

Both the jalapeno and thai pepper is starting to yellow but still has many peppers. The pickled peppers is so delicious! I definitely will make more pickled jalapeno with the remaining peppers. I'm not so sure what to do with all the thai peppers...
This plant fell over after the storm, so now is supported
The jalapeno is starting to turn red
Thai red pepper - so many peppers still!
Thai red pepper

Monday, September 12, 2011

Harvest Monday - September 12, 2011

The summer season has ended and the Fall vegetables are growing very nicely. I was able to harvest some (not so good looking) ichiban eggplants and a handful of lettuce and bok choi.
Ichiban Eggplant - scarred but delicious
Thai red pepper still producing many peppers
Pak choi used for stir fry
Red romaine for small side salad
Some more ichiban and a green homestead tomato
Linking to Daphne's Harvest Monday. It is so much fun to see what everyone is growing around the world!

Friday, September 9, 2011

cleaning up and fall crop

The summer garden is slowly coming to an end:( From the summer, the ichiban, thai pepper, jalapeno and chinese pepper plants are still producing some fruit. I bought a whole bunch of seeds for the Fall, but I realized cleaning up the container  is really very hard work!!  I wasn't able to completely recycle all the containers.  The ones that I did start are growing steadily. Here are some fall plants:
Red romaine lettuce
From left: swiss chard, bok choi, bok choi (with bug damage)
Chinese Kale
Fall Squash