Wednesday, September 7, 2011

(Somewhat) Wordless Wednesday: Second Harvest

We have:
Zucchini (from a plant I got on Freecycle), spaghetti
squash, tomatoes (which have finally stopped rotting
from the blossom end), and hot peppers!
Speaking of tomatoes, my hanging cherry tomato decided it wanted to live after all, and it now has lots of these:
I coo at these babies whenever I walk by...they're so cute!

The pepper plant is full of these:
I can't figure out if I should pick them when they're green
or wait until they're red. Thoughts?
 And these:
I guess it's time to make some rattlesnake pasta!
And bonus: plums!
These are *cough* local and organic
(acquired thanks to some urban foraging).

I came inside from picking these and Jaymz said,
"Whatcha gonna do with all them plums?!"
...Which is a very good question! What would you do with all these plums? (I'm mainly looking for various preservation ideas, since I don't enjoy baking.)

(In case you were wondering, the first harvest was potatoes and carrots. I posted a photograph here.)

Linked up at Wordless Wednesday at Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network.


  1. Those are all awesome (and delicious) looking pictures. Maybe you could dehydrate the plums. Or make plum jam. Or plum pie. I'll bet there are all sorts of delicious plum recipes on the internet.

  2. I'm impressed with what you've done with your wee garden space and your illicit foraging! We used to get oodles of blackberries that way, warmed in the sun. Tasted like they were fresh out of a pie.

    I have no idea when to pick peppers, because I can never get the darn things to grow here. I'm glad we're not the only ones who have been waiting on our tomatoes. We finally have a few (joy!) red ones.

  3. Oo, I forgot about the plums — someone last year suggested plum ice cream, and I nearly wept at the thought of it. :) Not sure what you can manage without an ice cream maker (but maybe craigslist again?).

  4. I'm so jealous! Our vegetable plot got destroyed twice in the past couple weeks due to huge storms. But we keep on trying. Right now we're only harvesting salad and tomatoes.

  5. So sorry to hear about your garden, @mamapoekie!

    I've thought about getting blackberries that way, too @Lauren. They're such pests around here...I've got a vine growing in my yard that I keep trying to get rid of, but it just keeps coming back! I don't have an ice cream maker (and I don't think I'll try to get one =P), but plum ice cream does sound REALLY good!

    I think I'm going to go with plum jam to start with, then maybe make a few prunes in the dehydrator to see how they turn out. I might then freeze the rest of them to have in smoothies...though I'm not sure how that will go. Thanks so much for the suggestions!


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