Monday, October 7, 2013

It's a Hot, Hot, Hot Autumn

The Flaming Garden - Acrylic
Even though our main garden season is winding down, it seems the peppers are going stronger than ever.  The jalapeno, serrano and Cajun Belle pepper plants are loaded and fiery hot at this time of the year. 

The tomatoes have finished although we do have a volunteer plant that has some large Roma-type tomatoes on it.  They're still green and I hope the first frost will hold off until they ripen.  If not, they're far enough along to bring inside to finish.

But, we try to have something going as much of the year as possible and this year we planted rutabagas - a first for us.  We also have spinach, arugula, cilantro, parsley - all cool season crops for us.

However, the season has been anything but cool so far this fall.  Today was at least 90 degrees F as was yesterday.  The nights have cooled off a bit but nothing like they should be by now.  We're to get ours in a few days though as the cold front that brought snow to the western states is headed our way.  We shouldn't get any snow but probably some rain (which is needed) with a drop in temperature. 

How low will it go?  Actually not so bad - about 70 degrees F during the day and about 50 degrees at night.  That's perfect weather to my way of thinking!

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