Do you see the orange pepper on the top left? Isn’t it beautiful? It also tasted very good. This is the only fruit our orange pepper plant has produced, and considering the cost of the plant and the dirt, I judge this treat to cost about $3. It doesn’t look like this plant will be making many more peppers. But to those who say that backyard gardening can save you money, that may not always be true! Now, I’m not upset about it…I’ve actually learned from my gardening experiences this summer and plan to do several things differently next season.
So far, we’ve had several good carrots, cherry tomatoes, and 3-4 early girl tomatoes. We had about 3 cucumbers, 3 green peppers, and several nasturtium flowers. Overall, I still am aspiring to be like my mother-in-love Rose, who has built up this beautiful garden.
Granted, there are several weeks left in the growing season, and I’ve purchased some lettuce plantlings for the fall, since they actually did very well in the spring. I’m wondering if I should plant this lettuce in the raised bed (containing Mel’s Mix) or put it in pots so that I can bring them indoors when needed. If I use the pots, I’ll have to buy garden soil to put in it. Or I suppose I could still use the raised bed but just mix in some better soil. Hmmm???????????