Monday, September 3, 2012

Rule #25: If at first you don't succeed....try, try, again!

Ah, we are back in the business of eating fresh homegrown green beans!  After planting another round after the storm and power outage almost 2 months ago and nursing the younger plants back to some kind of health they are all finally producing again!  I just love green beans.  The radicchio are all transplanted and yesterday (September 2) I sowed arugula, matché, broccoli rabe, tatsoi, 4 different types of lettuces, and transplanted my endive.  This is the first time I will transplant these and luckily I didn't have to transplant all of them so at the very least I will still have the endive from the sowing bed.  We will see how that goes.  I still need to plant spinach and more swiss chard.  Just chopped all the leaves I had so I am hoping those keep producing.  We shall see.  Getting many eggplants, jalepenõ, a few large yellow peppers, and cutting radicchio.  Unfortunately I have not had a lot of luck with my seed savers exchange peppers or eggplant.  The baby eggplant was eaten by flea beetles so I had to buy 2 plants.  I have found that I like the Japanese ones the best though!  Please let me know if you know what is going on with my Orange Bell Peppers.  I have added a picture of them.  My large yellow ones are Heavyweights I purchased years ago that I am pretty sure are hybrids.  They are doing well though. I'll give them that!  Happy Harvest Monday (hosted by Daphne's Dandelions)!
Weekend Haul

What is going on here?????

Another view

Oh and we are getting little handfuls of Raspberries every day!

10 comments:

  1. Not sure what is happening with the pepper. It's a bit hard to tell from the photo if that is just discoloration or a blister type lesion? What is happening with the pepper plants foliage? Are all the peppers on those plants like that or just a few?

    Glad you are enjoying beans again. Persistence really is a virtue in the garden. :D

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    1. whoops foliage is now starting to yellow!

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  2. just this weird blistering...foliage is fine. All peppers are like this! they are also not firm. Strange

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  3. I am glad you are getting to enjoy green beans again. I have planted two different types of beans for fall. I have some pods on my Good Mother Stallard beans, but they don't look ripe yet. The other beans are Louisiana Purple Pods, and they have just popped out of the ground. I love beans. :)

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  4. Your peppers look like sunscald; try putting some shade cloth over them and see if the next round look better.

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    1. I'm not sure that is it. The peppers came from all parts of the plant and most were protected by good foliage. But I will check into that. Thanks!

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  5. Looking at images of sunscald, I'm wondering if this is the problem that the blistering would only be on the side towards the sun. Your peppers look like ones that have left in the fridge too long. Have you had extreme heat or a drop in temps?

    My guess is that they needed to be picked sooner, and that the pepper plants couldn't support the peppers long enough for them to turn color. If there's no sign of disease, it may be a temperature or season length thing. Always a challenge, no?

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    1. Absoutely a challenge. Leaves are just starting to yellow a bit, but they weren't before this. These are just picked in the picture and I have picked them a week or so ago with the same result. It covers the whole fruit. Mostly they seem to be growing near the middle of the plant and the leaves protect them. They are all like this. All of the pepper plants have looked very healthy and we have had more humid weather in the past weeks. The yellow hybrid and jalepenõ peppers have all done very well and no spotting. Who knows. They other type of heirloom pepper isn't really producing at all, but looks heathy and dark green. Ugh!!!

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  6. Beautiful harvest and I actually like spotted peppers :)

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