Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Garden Harvests - August 30th

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It is miserably hot around the garden these days. We have not seen a drop of rain in the last few weeks. In spite of that, the garden is still giving me harvests. I harvested some more peppers and purple hulls, my first eggplants ever, and a surprise watermelon.

Here are my first eggplants ever. These are the black beauty variety. I took these two and made Eggplant Parmesan for my wife for her birthday. It actually turned out better than I expected with my culinary skills. I will make it again for sure. The plant has other fruits growing on it right now, so I hope to try it other ways too.

Another nice batch of purple hulls. I am almost up to 9 lbs. shelled for the season.

This watermelon weighed in at 12 lbs. and was literally the exact size and shape of a basketball. I can't wait to cut it open, but I am waiting until I finish off some store bought watermelon first.


Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Your eggplants look healthy, we have a couple that need to come in...I'm just learning about them :o) your melon looks tasty :o)

Crafty Cristy said...

Congrats on the harvests. Things look really nice. We need rain here, too. It's been since August 4, since we had rain on our property. SIGH.

Kris said...

Ginny - Thanks, I am just learning about them too. They are a really neat food.

Cristy - It is so dry here, reminds me of back in May when we didn't get a drop. It has been a really dry year. We got a little in late June and July but that has been it.

GrafixMuse said...

Your eggplant look perfect! I grew Black Beauty this year too. We enjoyed Eggplant Parmesan last week as well.

Kris said...

Thanks Grafix, so far I have been pleased with the eggplant. I have a few more on the plant so hopefully I can experiment some more.