In upstate New York, we are enjoying the last days of summer. Already, some early leaf turning can be seen, a "coming attraction" for the long, cold winters we experience.
But the harvest is coming in quickly. At our house, in the front, mixed in with flowers, is this:
Bishops Hat - a mildly hot pepper - 5,000 to 15,000 Scoville Units. We bought this one plant at a local nursery on clearance, already loaded with peppers - and are just waiting for these peppers to color up.
Earthbox in the back, white eggplant.
Pesto Perpetuo basil, which we buy in Ithaca. This is a wonderful basil that is both pretty and culinary - and is slow to bolt. Yes, no flowers yet!
bought an heirloom tomato called "Bob". Bob is lagging behind some of our more prolific varieties such as:
I love my little "surprise" planter with the volunteer basil and petunia. Have you every been surprised with a volunteer plant?
Tomorrow is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Please stop by tomorrow to see what is blooming, both at my home, and in my community garden.