It's mid-September but the last few weeks have been more like late October. The cool and cloudy weather has markedly slowed down production. On the 'bright' side the last few days have been sunny and more vegetables are sizing up.
The pepper plants have established enough to produce well even through this unfavorable weather. The Serrano and Jalapeno plants are setting another flush of hot peppers. After picking a batch of Joe Parker New Mexico peppers a few weeks ago for chili powder, there's another set of peppers that are nearly ripe. For some reason the Anchos are not doing much. The sweet peppers continue to produce. These sweet peppers are Round of Hungary and Marconi. In the Fall the sweet peppers seem to attain their best flavor.
The beans have resumed production, most of it from the Fortex pole beans. There's some Roma II beans mixed in.
The Cocozelle squash that was planted in July produced its first squash. The first plant gave me over 30 pounds of squash, yes, one plant, and I was getting a little tired of squash by the time I pulled it out to make room for the sweet potatoes. I picked this squash yesterday, along with a small eggplant and more beans. And the cauliflower that had been growing since May was finally ready to pick. The squash, cauliflower, eggplant, basil and tomatoes went into a vegetable stir fry.
It was not a great week in terms of total yield, only 6.6 pounds, but I got a little of everything so I'm not complaining. To see the goodies that come from people's gardens head on over to http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/