The bounty from an early fall garden includes a bunch of jalapeños, handful of tomatoes, a couple of carrots, a couple of radishes and three green beans.
I removed all the dead plants but left my red and yellow bell pepper plants as well as one Roma tomato which still has a couple tomatoes left to go.
Afterwords I planted a couple of Romain lettuce heads and some purple cauliflower.
After a few weeks of neglecting the garden I finally returned this afternoon. Not only did I pick plethora of tomatoes, carrots, jalapeños, and one beautiful yellow bell pepper, but I planted spinach bush beans and radishes for my fall crop.
There was no sign of snakes but I have to admit I was a little skittish to jump into that weed infested garden.
Great! Not only is a big juicy caterpillar eating my yellow bell peppers, but the boy who mows my lawn found a copperhead in my front flower bed. I thought gardening was supposed to be peaceful and pastoral.
I feel like I need to man up and kill that copperhead but I can’t bring myself to do it. That and I’m scared to go hunting for it.
The garden is looking good with red bell peppers coming along and a small crop of carrots.