But the sweet peppers! I've got a double row with 36 plants, and I ended up harvesting ripe fruit from nearly every plant. Since good seed is important from many of these, our freezer now contains a very full bag of chopped peppers, and my dining room table is covered with paper plates with drying pepper seeds. I also went through and plucked up to 6 fruit from each of my 120 or so experimental hot peppers.....no seed saving yet (they are all in coin envelopes in my garage)....and a few eggplant are turning yellow, meaning ready for seed saving.
And rather than weed the back two rows of my garden, I took the weed whacker to the task.....tomorrow I will drive the mower over the rows to suck up the weeds, then turn over the rows in preparation for the Brussels Sprouts seedlings growing well in plug flats. Unfortunately, I may also be pulling my mildewed squash plants (it may be too late to replant)....as well as spent rows of bush bean plants. I will likely replant the beans to see if I can get a late crop. Oh yeah - and I will be picking basil and making pesto. No break in the gardening activities yet!