While on vacation I had no idea what I would return to and really was in a quandary as to what to do with the vegetable garden prior to leaving. I am very happy I left everything in place because I came to a bunch of surprises! The eggplant above is a treat and unexpected this late in the season.
I had about a dozen and a half purple/black peppers. They were sure pretty on the plant and nice and shiny too.
Mom's Vegetable Garden Update My mother tells me she has harvested most of her vegetable garden now. And what a harvest she has had for the first vegetable garden in MANY years.
Lots of vegetables AND lots of marigold seeds. My mother believes these marigolds have really worked to keep the critters out of the vegetable garden as she has NO problems with deer, raccoons, skunks and who knows what else wonders around Maine at night! The seeds in the top part of the basket are iris seeds. I brought some home with me and can't wait to see how they do. And what kind of post for October would be complete without gourds of the zucchini type AND the orange (or soon to be orange) type-called pumpkins!
While in Maine recently we had the pleasure of picking some fresh grown carrots for dinner. Gee, and here I am trying to figure out how to grow carrots and my mother just sticks seeds in the ground and out come super great carrots! What is the secret Mom?
We are still getting cowhorn peppers on the plant. The Saint has enjoyed his hot peppers this summer. Although we will plant less next year as we had way too many for our needs.
More red juicy tomatoes for salads and sauces.
Look at this surprise. Two Eggplant blooms! I don't expect them to become eggplants but we will keep our eyes on them just in case we have something fun to report for next months VEGETABLE GARDEN UPDATE, In the Garden...
*Stay tuned to Vegetable Garden update Nov. 20, 2008