Well folks, the second harvest season here at Dogstreet Farm is slowly coming to a close. In the raised bed gardens, the tomatoes are still producing a bit, and my fall crops of lettuce and onions (under the shadecloth) reaching maturity. Other than that, I have torn everything else out and begun preparing the beds for next year.
The front pepper garden is still producing very well, with the big exception that blossom end rot is rampant. The very dry conditions we had in this part of Maryland were really hard on the peppers, I think. Forunately, this appears to have had no effect whatsoever on the jalapeno and habanero peppers.
Quite surprisingly, the raspberry twig that I planted this year has grown almost 3 feet this season. Hopefully, we will get a few berries next spring and summer.
Since I've been away on vacation for the past week, I had a lot of fruit to harvest. I guess I'll have to make some more jelly and hot sauce. Although I'm sure I'll miss all of this stuff in the winter, I am really starting to get tired of peppers ...
Lastly, I had a Martha Stewart moment yesterday and decided to make a wreath out of some thyme. We'll see how long it holds together.