Last of the Peppers
I had put posts at the corners of my pepper-n-eggplant bed, with floating row cover over the top, to extend the gardening season. While I only got a couple of eggplants, which are much more cold-sensitive, I got over a gallon of peppers today!
This was the last harvest-- I pulled the plants, and put cocoa shell mulch down over the beds. The dark brown areas are where I mulched earlier in the year. Rain darkens the shells to a deep brown. Note the enthusiastic growth of the volunteer ground cherry at the edge of the pepper bed-- I had cut it back to the ground about 6 weeks ago, and it's come roaring back. It's much healthier and happier than the one I have in a pot, I think I'll keep it.