August around here is hot.
October around here is not.
The late crop of peas went in around 8/23 and the carouby de maussanne have given me some nice snow peas in the past couple of weeks. My beloved cascadia peas.. well, they’re just getting around to beloving me. And the frosty freezey nights (jealous, jealous! jealous of my love for cascadia peas) are frosty freezing the life right out of them. The peas can take it a bit, but not too much. We’ll see. I’d like just a few of the lovely cascadia flowers (white like a bride!) to produce before they suck their last bit of nitrogen from the air. We’ll see.
The frost is kissing the peppers too. Hearty, healthy soldiers these peppers. Real peppery troopers! The surprise of the season for me has been these guys. A steady stream of peppers and the cold has finally beaten them down, but their color remains defiant. Given that I’ll be skipping tomatoes next year to let the blight go blye blye, perhaps I’ll fill those beds with peppers. It’s the most popular vegetable in my house.. even the baby likes them.
I do like the symmetry of this season. Starts with peas and cold nights. Ends with peas and cold nights. Peas (and peppers) please me. Still.