This week I’ve started pulling up the dead and non-producing plants, deciding whats going to get frost blankets to convince stuff to ripen, and putting down black plastic on the beds in order to hopefully smother the weeds.
The only melon I covered was one of the Green Nutmeg tires, all the rest of the melons were either not far enough along, or already dying back. Note to self, the Snow Leopards do not handle chilly nights at ALL.
The hot peppers are all getting these new frost covers that I found. They’re designed for potted plants, and probably won’t protect from a full on frost, but warming things up a bit they look like they’ll do just fine.
Got a few Black Pearl Peppers ripened
Found ONE of the late wave of peppers I planted had managed to not only survive the summer but actually put on decent pods:
cross your fingers they’ll ripen before it gets too cold!
Discovered that some of the local wildlife are enjoying the warmth of the black plastic
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