In my little speck of earth, there aren’t many harvests in August. Some of my gardening neighbors down at the Gardens have given up, cleared out, and are waiting for fall.
Others have given up, and are waiting to clear up until later – leaving any possible harvest to the birds and bugs.
But I’m a little too stubborn for that.
Peppers are still going. The bell peppers are thirsty ladies, and have slowed down, but the hotter, smaller, and drier the pepper, the happier they seem to be.
This cayenne, for example, had out done itself – literally. It made so many peppers it fell over.
That one plant just gave us a heaping double handful.
I actually planted two this year. I’ve learned that a household really only needs one cayenne plant.
One of the prettiest peppers I’ve ever grown has made a comeback. Don’t these just make you think of the Christmas lights from the 50s?
And how about this? I grew a melon! I still feel like it should be bigger, but I’ll taste it all the same. It’s also possible I’m mis-remembering the qualities of the variety and really does only get this big. I have only had melons set fruit this year (third year trying) so perhaps next year I’ll have learned just that extra bit that helps them grow larger.
Some surprises from the backyard garden as well!