September in our Sunnyvale garden is all about harvest. I planted an heirloom watermelon “Moon and the Stars” late in the spring. I love that the “Moon and the Stars” pattern is in the leaves.
At harvest time, the melon had grown over the pot to the ground about six feet away and got to about 5 pounds. The “Moon and the Stars” pattern is on the rind.
It was a tasty melon. I have saved the seeds for next year.
I love chile peppers. So when I saw a hand-printed sign selling Hatch peppers by the case then I made an impulse buy. For more info, visitHatch Green Chile Sauce
The first dish I made with the Hatch Green Sauce was Chicken Enchiladas. Muy sabroso.
My second dish with the Hatch Green Sauce was a Rice Frittata
Another late spring planting were Scarlet Runner Beans. The flowers are pretty. The beans are colorful, tasty, and the leftovers can be planted next year.
What to do with the last of the season tomatoes that will never get ripe? Harvest Relish
I planted a Vietnamese chile pepper in mid April. As advertised, it was a late season pepper. Look at all those peppers. It is a thin walled pepper best for stir-fry or allowed to dry and then ground into powder. This pepper has some bite to it.