Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Peppers Anyone?

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but it's been hectic with my husband recuperating from surgery. For those who don't follow my other blog, my husband had surgery on Aug. 19th for an aneurysm in his stomach. It had grown huge really fast, and was on the verge of bursting, so surgery was done immediately. He is home with me now recuperating, and doing very well. It will be a long recovery, but we are very thankful he is on the road to recovery.

We had a vendor friend who has been taking our produce to the farmers market for us. He is selling our things along with his, so it's been great. Can't beat friends like that!
Our tomatoes are winding down, but broccoli and peppers, and cucumbers are going strong. We also put in a fall crop of beets that are starting to produce.
Here's a few photos from our last market we did.

I love peppers. Especially the sweet ones. My favorite is called Big Daddy. It has a lemony flavor to it, and is so good roasted with lemon pepper, then mozarella cheese melted on top.
Did you know that peppers are loaded with Vitamin C? Three times more than one orange.

These are all sweet peppers. We also grow hot ones for those who like a little heat.

My perennial garden is winding down for the season, although I do still have a lot more color than I thought I would have from neglecting it these past few weeks.
The cutting garden is still going strong too. You can't beat Zinnias for giving you color all the way through fall.

And finally, our raspberries are in season. I stuff myself every time I'm in the garden. They are without a doubt my favorite berry. Tomorrow I'm planning on picking a bunch to make some jam. The rest I'll probably freeze.

It is wonderful to be able to get out in my garden again. There's isn't anything that makes me feel better. Hopefully my husband will be able to get out and enjoy it before it's gone too.

Till next time,
Happy Gardening!