Now that I’ve had my whine for the day…..
The garden is winding down.
Tomatoes are done, a few green ones left to ripen, but essentially done. Which is to bad because about half the plants are trying to stage a comeback. But the chances of the weather holding long enough for the new growth to produce is essentially nil.
The peppers took the hint give them by the cold snap and a fair number of green peppers are starting to show color. Cross your fingers!
This is a Corbaci pepper. If I could stretch it out flat it would measure a solid foot long. They’re a sweet pepper, with only the barest tingle of heat right in the center. And I say that as someone who doesn’t tolerate hot peppers, I grow them for Husband, not me! These plants aren’t very big, but they’re all loaded down hard with peppers like this. Husband and I both liked this one, I expect I’ll grow it next year. I’ll have to remember to give them some support though. One of the little locally owned hardware stores had some 2′ tall, fairly narrow, tomato cages for sale when I was in there a couple weeks ago, I might swing through and see if they still have them. All of the other sweet peppers I planted this year are among the “very late to ripen” group. So we’ll see if any of them turn out.
The giant cucumbers turned out to make stellar pickles. That very firm texture translates to a very nice crisp pickle. Husband is delighted. So I ransacked the plant for the remaining cucumbers and did up another batch of pickles this afternoon. Now I’ll have to decide if I actually want to grow them again. If I do I’ll need to remember that they need a proper trellis. They produce HUGE vines!