My garden plot is looking a little sad these days now that the summer is coming to an end.
Gone are my mutant tomato plants that were absolutely crazy this summer.
Gone are the crazy onion plants that took over half my plot (along with the mutant tomatoes).
Gone are my disappointing strawberry plants that never actually produced more than five strawberries each (I pulled the remaining plants right after I took the picture above).
With those plants gone, a little more than half of my plot is empty and waiting for the Fall crops to arrive at the nursery and be planted.
Until then, call me Peter Piper because I have got a TON of peppers growing.
I planted a few peppers (Anaheim and small, sweet red bell peppers) after I harvested all of my onions and was excited to watch them grow. Once I took my tomato plants out, I went back to a small neighborhood nursery for more things to plant and all they had were more peppers, so I snagged some more. I never planned on planting so many peppers, but since there was a shortage of other plants to choose from, I just went with it.
The little red bell peppers are my favorite because they have great flavor and can be eaten on their own or dipped in something delicious like hummus or one of the many Trader Joe’s dips I love. I’ve only had one or two ready at a time, so I haven’t cooked with them, but instead just ate them as I picked them. The two plants that I have have a ton of flowers on them, so hopefully I’ll get a big bumper crop soon and whip up something delicious with them.
My rosemary plant continues to grow well and beautifully drapes across the walls of my plot and my thyme plant is doing alright, too, now that the tomatoes are gone and it has some space to breathe and soak up some sun.
That’s the short and sweet update from PepperLand. I’ll be sure to let you know what I plant once Fall hits, or maybe I’ll be too impatient and grab some seeds to start.
In the meantime, what are your favorite ways to eat peppers?!?!? I need some new ideas!
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