“There comes a time when it cannot be put off any longer. The radio warns of a killing frost coming in the night, and you must say good-by to the garden. You dread it, as you dread saying good-by to any good friend; but the garden waits with its last gifts, and you must go with a bushel basket or big buckets to receive them.” – Rachel Peden
Or small baskets. :) Well, there are dozens of much smaller peppers left on the plants, but they’ll have to fend for themselves, I’m afraid. With the threat of a “real” frost tonight, I picked the largest of the bunch, and they’re not SO large. We’ve had a week of below normal temperatures and little sun and they seemed to reach a certain point and just stop growing. Now my question is: what to do with so many little peppers? Ideas? Suggestions?
As with most things in the garden, this has been a learning experience, of course. Next year, plant earlier! :)