A frost advisory was predicted for a few nights this week. I harvested a lot of the remaining peppers just in case. We didn't end up having a frost, but it was close for several nights in a row:
|Yolo Wonder, Horizon Orange, and a few Quadrato Rosso D'Asti|
|Maybe Cubanelle Peppers?|
|Maybe Cubanelle Pepper?|
The seed package for the above peppers say Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers and it took most of the summer before I realized that these were actually something else. The peppers are more light green than yellow, there is no heat, and they didn't grow upright like Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers. It's a nice pepper, just not what was expected.
The Chile de árbol have about a hundred peppers on the plants but are ripening very slowly. I may need to harvest them green but should still add spice to Tex-mex and Asian dishes:
|Chile de árbol|
The last of the Concord Grapes were harvested:
A few handfulls of raspberries are enjoyed every few days:
I tried growing Back Valentine Bush Beans for the first time this year because of it's versatility as both a snap bean and a dried bean. The deer reduced overall yield but I did get enough for some fresh eating and some seed for next year:
|4 oz. Back Valentine Beans|
I attempted to sprout a sweet potato from the grocery store as an experiment. I think my potato was treated with sprout inhibitor because I was only able to get one slip from the whole potato. I planted it and hoped for the best. It began to grow and vine out but then the deer continued to munch on the foliage. Even with the challenges, this pant produced 6 oz. of sweet potatoes:
|6 oz Sweet Potatoes|
Some tomatoes are still ripening on the kitchen counter but after last week most of my tomato processing is finished. Once ripe, the tomatoes are now washed and frozen to be used later. There are a few good-sized green tomatoes in the garden. I am hoping they start to ripen before frost.
Started fall garden cleanup this past week. It was nice to dig in the dirt again. There is still so much to be done to put the garden to bed for the winter.
Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.