The grow camp and deck garden are starting to send the message that the growing season is coming to a close. After an impressive second wind, the bush beans are spent. I don’t think I’ll be getting much more from them. The tomatoes have also slowed down to a crawl, with only cherry tomatoes still in active production. The eggplant are still producing, even though they were being choked by the cucumber vines (I decided to pull the cucumber plants out today as they were not producing much besides foliage. I did find the cucumber pictured above hiding out under all the vines, though!)
One plant that hasn’t slowed down is my jalapeno! “Spicy,” as the kids have named him, is producing like crazy! I never expected to get this many peppers off of one plant, and this isn’t even all of them!
I have some more recipes to share this week, including an easy green bean side dish and a tomato soup that I created by accident while trying to make tomato sauce! I’ve also been trying my hand at heirloom seed saving. Stay tuned!
P.S. If you want to know more about the furry critter pictured above, you can read his story here.
9 thoughts on “Winding Down?”
Yes, the growing season is ending. Sad but true but fall is aroud the corner. I am kind of ready to be honest.
Me too. I love summer, but I’m looking forward to the crisp weather and bright colors of fall.
Sounds like fluffers isn’t a vegetarian…;-)
It looks like a great first run for that grow camp!
Thanks! It has been a great season.
Great harvest – I’ll look forward to your seed saving post x
Looking forward to your soup post! Just in time for fall!
Yes! I’m looking forward to the change of seasons 🙂 Already thinking about casseroles and stews and the like.