The garden isn’t dead yet

Tiny cuts cover my hands from Sunday afternoon’s weeding extravaganza. Crabgrass and tall, unknown wild plants have been choking out the neglected garden all summer.

As Zach and I removed the invaders, we were surprised to find a rogue tomato plant thriving in a spot far away from our designated tomato area.

hidden green tomatoes

Who’s hiding back there? It’s me, Roma!

As long as the weather holds, these babies should ripen soon. I know we will enjoy them as much as the small basket of tomatoes we harvested a few weeks ago.

Weeding day also yielded a big, fat eggplant and a handful of peppers. We expect a lot more peppers in the coming weeks. After looking sad all summer, the eight or so plants that have hung on are getting heavy with blossoms and pepper nubs.

eggplant and peppers

Black Beauty and her pepper army.

How is your garden growing this time of year?

Want fresh produce from local farmers? If you are in Kansas City, stop by the Waldo Farmers’ Market today between 3 and 7 p.m. This is the last market of the year!

About Crystal K. Wiebe

I live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.

Posted on September 26, 2012, in Food, Gardening and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. our garden is pretty well done. Got a handful of green peppers the other day but that’s the end of it. Of course we are in Canada so that usually means a shorter season. :-)

  2. Our pepper plants are starting to yield some peppers too! I hope to eat at least one before it gets too cold!

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