But there's still plenty coming in. I picked the first butternut squash yesterday, as the vines are starting to die off. There are at least 12 more to pick, but I want to leave them out to store up the last sugars the vine will supply them before the rest of it dies. I've harvested at least 10 muskmelon... although half weren't harvested or eaten in time. But the chickens sure enjoyed them! We've eaten one watermelon, and two are still maturing. I'm done with watermelon, BTW- they take up way too much space, I've never had more than 3 melons, and they never have much taste. I reserve the right to change my mind, as I do kind of want to try an heirloom variety that is known to do well farther North.
|Cantalope goodies- cantelope infused rum and cantelope granita.|
|Only a fraction of the eggplant I have to harvest and preserve.|
Thankfully Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite foods... it's such a cliche way to prepare eggplant, but I love it. I've also found a recipe for eggplant preserved in oil, and I breaded and fried 5 eggplants worth of slices to put in the freezer for future eggplant parm and the like (I've heard it's good on sandwiches). That took care of 1/4 of the eggplant I have to preserve. Anyone have any ideas?
And of course, there are all the peppers. I'm trying to give them as long as possible to get as ripe as possible (which in Minnesota in a stretch). Then I'll be canning some pickled peppers.
Are you still harvesting? What are you doing with it?