Friday, November 16, 2012

No more beans, please!

I've been looking forward to writing a post rounding up the harvest from our garden. It's almost mid-November, Northern California has seen a couple of nights below freezing already. And yet, my garden continues to produce tomatoes, eggplants and peppers (hot and sweet). Gini is just glad there are no more beans :D This year has been a phenomenal year for vegetables.

I'll write another post of hits and misses for my own record. For now, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

We were harvesting these many vegetables almost every weekend. You can see why the post is titled "No more beans". We were eating beans with everything we were cooking. We grew Scarlet Runner beans this year, and although they took their time to grow, the flowers were spectacular. The pods are scarlet colored and the green of the shell contrasts dramatically with the pod. The texture of the bean is rough, but it is way more delicious than your regular green bean. From the pic above: Spanish Padron Peppers, Okra, Tomatoes, Peppers (hot and sweet) and Potatoes.

Beautiful, scarlet flowers on the vines

Bounty of classic eggplant

Weekend harvest

Colorful peppers

Our tomato forest

Mom holding the cukes and zucchini

Bounty of peaches

Colorful Habanero peppers. As beautiful as they look, they were way too hot for our taste. Lesson learned, not growing ultra hot peppers next year.

These were the success stories. There are several failures and lessons learned as well from this year. That post will be next. Until next time, adios!


  1. Backyard vegetables and fruits in late fall; this makes us want to move to California. Awesome pictures.

    1. Thanks :) If my pictures can convince you to move to CA, then I can keep sending you garden pics every week! You guys should totally visit this year.
      I'm looking forward to reading your Tanzania trip deets.