This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

last chile harvest

last harvest of chiles

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Looks good. Last harvests are sad - We had our last climbing french bean harvest last weekend and some sweetcorn which I thought would come to nothing. But it persevered and gave us 6 cobs each, glad as I feared there would be none. It was scoffed very quickly, raw on the way home in the car, then in a haddock and corn chowder, delish.
Marian (London UK)

October 14, 2010 2:06 PM

 
Blogger TYRA said...

It look awfully good Kathy! I still have some left in my greenhouse. Well it is a bit sad but the growing season of 2010 is almost over.

Tyra

October 14, 2010 3:13 PM

 
Blogger meemsnyc said...

Those look great! Until next year!

October 14, 2010 5:39 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Marian - that sounds delicious!

I'm going to put the red chiles on my ristra, but I'm wondering if I can add the green onea to a ristra. Does anyone know if the green ones dry?

October 14, 2010 10:06 PM

 
Blogger Matron said...

Yes, everything here is coming indoors too -we are expecting a frost any day now. That's a fine bowl of chillis you have there. I string mine up with a needle and thread and dry them for Christmas decorations.

October 17, 2010 1:26 PM

 
Anonymous Diane said...

I'm not sure how the green chilies will look when dried but they should be usable. I had a string of very old and dusty dried chilies that I was about to discard when I checked on cures for unidentified pests chewing on my baby bush beans. The solution was a chili decoction with soap. It worked beautifully so I kept the spray bottle in my refrigerator for the season. I guess I'm saying it's worth drying the chilies even if they have no culinary purpose.

October 17, 2010 7:09 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I think I will put the green ones in the oven on low for a little while as I'm not sure they will dry. Some of the websites I've looked at say the green ones are too immature to use. I'll experiment with a couple in the oven.

I also heard that a chile and oil and soap mix is good for pests. No pests left in my garden, so I'd rather eat my chiles.

October 18, 2010 12:59 AM

 

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