Harvest Monday – September 5th

hot peppers, sweet potato leaves and eggplant
This week we planted more than we harvested. We planted turnips, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, radishes and several kinds of leaf lettuces. We pulled out the last of our tomato plants and one pepper plant. Our gourd and sweet potato vines are spreading everywhere. We picked bags of sweet potato leaves. I plan to lightly saute the leaves, put them into quart size bags and freeze. I made a tasty Asian rice noodle soup with the sweet potato leaves. The leaves are thick enough to hold up well in soup.
cut figs

We picked more figs from our backyard fig tree.  I drizzled the figs with a sweet sauce of melted butter, honey, cinnamon and salt then baked them for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. They were yummy on their own or on top of ricotta cheese.

Our Harvest Totals for this week: eggplant 2 pounds, figs 1.75 pounds, sweet potato leaves 2.5 pounds, hot peppers 1 pound.

Total Harvest this week: 5.25 pounds
Total Harvest this season: 262.35

Check out Daphne’s Dandelions, the host of Harvest Monday, for more harvest totals from other gardeners.

5 thoughts on “Harvest Monday – September 5th

  1. Interesting, I didn’t know you could eat sweet potato leaves. I am about to attempt growing them = I had one shoot in the kitchen cupboard – and now even if they dont form good tubers at least I know I can make use of the leaves.

    1. Sweet potatoes are fun to grow in the garden. I feel like I am digging for a treasure at harvest time. Good luck with your sweet potatoes.

    1. The flavor of sweet potato leaves is not bitter. The leaf is thicker than spinach, but taste is similar perhaps a bit milder. When the leaves cook, they have a faint sweet potato aroma.

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