I love it that we can garden all year long here in coastal southern California. My summer vegetables may be nearing their end, but the fall vegetables are entering their prime.
Although we’re well into fall, I’m going to get one more pot of spaghetti sauce from my Roma tomatoes, and one more cucumber salad from the last cucumber on the vine. I also have hopes for another pan or two of eggplant Parmesan. I have three Black Beauty eggplants in various stages of unripeness, and several Millionaire Japanese-type eggplants ready to pick.
This has been a banner year for bell peppers for us. For some
reason, I’ve never been able to grow decent bell peppers. Until this year, that is. I don’t know what the difference is, but we’ve had all of the peppers that we could want this summer–green, red, yellow, orange, and black ones. Beautiful, bountiful peppers. I hope I can duplicate this bounty again next year. I’ve been able to overwinter pepper plants and have them produce again the next summer as though they were perennials.
I think I planted my butternut squash too late in the summer. I got only three small butternuts on four vines. The vines are still producing flowers, but I think it’s too late in the season for them to set fruit.