Halloween is definitely different from when I was a kid - now adults enjoy it more than ever! Along different trick-or-treating routes, we've seen (and been part of) fire pits, beer wagons, food tents, floats (like the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade)...Rock on, Mike.
I'm bringing in some tender perennials today. Overnight by me looks to be about 31.
I'm going to add a few new varieties. I feel good with in-ground and potted plant regimens. My harvest was a bit down this year from the past several years, but it was the weather. I still got enough. I may need to amend the beds with more compost.
What I would really love is a permanent greenhouse. Just in general. I think I may have just spent that allowance on my daughter's new bedroom furniture
She better realize she's stunting my garden production!
Planning the garlic beds. Prepping to paint my daughter's room (hell yeah she's helping!). Rescuing ripe figs from pests. Slowly closing the book on this year's pepper harvest. I have a few holdout plants.
There's all kinds of posts about where the pain hits, that being, tongue, lips, roof of mouth, back of throat as well as spreading, or concentrated, and the build, sustaining power, or decline, as well. Different capsaicinoids. Welcome to the club.
It's all in the name of science right?. Made me think of this guy:
The summer rain, low temps, and humidity didn't help me either, but now I'm recovering a bit as the weather has dried up a bit. In previous years, I picked earlier and was picking lots later. I am seeing a lower pepper yield, but it's been more about the maters. For example, last year I guess-timated about 120 pounds harvested, maybe more. This year, maybe 40 or 50. Early blight whacked them hard.
Despite all that, I always plant way more than I need. So this year, my wife and I didn't go into intense acid cramps from eating fresh tomato brushcetta and salsa for 3 weeks straight. Plus eating tomatoes on the side. I gave away less harvest because there was less to give, but I still put up enough for our purposes for the winter. Gardening can be a cruel mistress, but when she's on, she's fantastic.
And...it's years like these that I'm thankful to find a half-gallon of bhuts in the freezer from last year. Not that I truly needed them, but it gives me some wiggle room
I kinda thought it´s more to do with the temperature and less about the humidity? All this rain has been a bit much, i guess, but my plants only seem to drop the flowers and smaller pods when the temperature creeps up past 95F? But, now that you mention it, i have tons of pods that have been green on the vine for what seems like forever. Is that a humidity thing? I just keep staring at them, hoping they´ll ripen the F up soon.
Purely observational on my part. The last 8-10 days have been 80 degrees or less with a lot of high humidity. My thinking is that no breeze, dense air, *mild* summer heat after high, dry heat has stalled out the peppers. I also agree with Moruga that August will have me picking enough peppers to keep in business. Next week looks to be mid- to high-80s, full sun, so hopefully that's the start of the push toward ripening.