When I got up early Sunday morning the thermometer read 34 (1.1 C), mighty close to the danger zone! However, since there was a breeze, I hoped that any ground frost hadn't settled.
I had known it was going to get colder, so I earlier harvested and cut the plants for some peppers and all the eggplants, that would obviously not give us any more fruit. It always pains me to remove plants that are otherwise healthy and lush.
Here are the last poblano and shishito peppers. I really like the dark green, almost black, color of poblanos when they are mature.
|Poblano and shishito peppers|
We prepared the poblanos in the way we always do, stuffed with sausage and cheese, wrapped in bacon, and smoked. It was especially delicious this time.
Here are the last Anaheim peppers. These too were smoked, then dried and ground for chile powder. Cue another sneezing fit!
It was time to pick our green apple tree. I think it's a Granny Smith, as it is definitely late-season. There was an abundance this year. There are still more apples on the tree, but I got fatigued just picking this amount. We will make another batch of sparkling hard cider.
|Granny Smith(?) apples|
|Sunday community garden harvest|