If I were a keener gardener than I might have been prepared for last night’s frost. Instead, I awoke to sparkling blades of grass and some very droopy looking pepper plants.
My reading tells me that my tender pepper plants will die after the first frost, so I decided to harvest the lot – and what a lot it was. My peppers did very well this year – we’re talking dozens of romano peppers and even more jalapenos.
But alas, the frost came earlier than the peppers could ripen and most of the romanos are still green. Will they ripen off the plant? I’m leaving them in a warm sunny spot indoors – time will tell.
In other gardening news, my tomatoes seem to have fallen prey to some kind of scurvy:
The green ones were happy, but they ripened all blotchy and unappetizing-like. So I picked all the green ones, which I’m looking forward to roasting with some eggplant, chili, thyme and those romano peppers… if they ever manage to ripen.