There were a surprising number of them hiding under the wilted and sad looking leaves.
Then I harvested the last of the green peppers. Pulled out those plants, too. What am I going to do with all these peppers? I have ample stuffed green peppers for a year and more chopped and frozen for recipes than I need. I've foisted as many as I can on others. A bountiful harvest is a
Yesterday I dug the first of the red potatoes to make a big pot of mashed potatoes. As large as the white potatoes have been, disappointment reigned supreme when digging under three plants to find only these which are mostly piddling little in size. Also, they have some kind of a scab on the skins which I'm not happy about.
We're waiting for our root cellar to cool down in temp before digging all the potatoes. Same with the carrots although I've been stealing some of them regularly for about a month now. So happy to see that this year the carrots are back up to normal, big size compared to the pencil thin carrots I got last year. Still can't figure out why that happened. Never saw anything like it before.
I did my last cutting and dehydration of mint for the year today. The pantry now has one gallon of dried mint for Papa Pea's tea supply. It will be interesting to see just how long it lasts.
This is my pumpkin harvest. Despite some of them that are still green, we have plenty of nice jack o' lantern sized ones with which to decorate. I took this pic after I had taken away the small ones that I use in our window boxes.
I hated to pull the summer begonias out as they were still looking good, but figured I'd have to go right to Christmas decorations in the boxes if I didn't get the fall ones in there soon.
Another big butchering day is set for this Sunday. Twenty-two ducks and three geese. I'm thinking seriously of running away from home before then.