I'm curious as to when you guys say, "thats it", to your summer veggies like peppers, eggplants and tomatoes.
My first frost is in less than 4 weeks.
I have almost no red tomatoes with the exception of the Box Car Willie, that will not stop producing and "0" splits thus far, but quite a few greens and some random flowers. My Cherokee purples split and become bug infested while they're still mostly green, I'll never grow them again, I threw out almost every CP tomato the last month.
My peppers plants are sporadic;
The Jalapeno is on its third huge harvest (one plant)
The ghost chilis are starting to ripen as well as the Tabascos. The Tabascos go into my sauce jar thats on its second year resting on charred oak. The ghost Chilis will be smoked and made into a Ghost Chili Salt.
The green and red bells fizzled out. I still have a few peppers that need to be picked.
Poblanos, Anaheim and Corno Di Toro Gillo still have plenty of fruit and some Poblanos are ripening to red, those will be roasted, peeled, smoked and dried.
Sunflowers get a flower here and there but look horrible, I'm just leaving the heads for the birds but cant wait to cut them down.
My eggplants are struggling but some have set fruit and are still flowering.
Moms eggplants wont quit, this is a first year Hugelkultur bed I have no idea why these things have exploded, they have been supplying the neighbors with eggplant off of these two plants, I started these seedlings the same time I done mine and my plants look pathetic.
I'm really antsy about tearing everything out and concentrate on my cover crops, I do have some broccoli seedlings that are struggling and some romaine. None of my bush beans hatched!