All my peppers and eggplants, the first one started to get big and everybody else (all the sib fruits) stopped to watch. So even though they hadn't reached the full expected size, I picked them and ate them in turn. Now the rest of the fruits are competing to see who gets biggest first.
So yep, I say pick'im! Don't you have a recipe that's just calling for some green peppers? Last year, after seeing the movie Ratatouille
with the kids, I resolved to grow ALL necessary ingredients in the garden this summer (well except for oils and such). Recently, I was able to make my first rat (my onions weren't big enough to harvest, but they were out there so I counted it as my first
) DH and I loved it. The kids, not so much (they don't like their foods to be mixed up that much yet -- they'll learn. They'd better -- my favorite recipes are one-pot meals