9/17/10 -- Most people are putting their gardens to bed for the fall and winter. My tomatoes still haven't been harvested, I've got flowers and potential peppers all over my pepper plants, and two more eggplants trying to make a go at it. And all of a sudden, my stunted strawberry plant has doubled in size. Aren't they spring fruits? My garden is on it's own calendar this year. Above, the kale keeps plugging along. I have no idea when it's ready to eat.
September Activity in the Garden:
- Kale (above)
- More basil...because I finally found out how to harvest it: cut just above the bottom pair of leaves on each stem.
- Little hot red peppers
- Carrots (photos TBA)
More Basil, 9/7/10.
Red pepper, 9/11/10.
Tomatoes are still green, but there are 5 that are far enough along they may become edible.
Out of nowhere, this pepper (above) shows up, first green, then cherry red. When we finally picked it, I gave Chris a sliver to test for hotness. King of hotness said it was pretty hot. I took a 10th of the size of his sliver and coughed for the next 10 minutes. Then I promptly threw it into a freezer bag and tossed it into the freezer until I know what to do with it.9/11/10.
We make a lot of salad. I love it.