My contributions to Garden Blogger's Vegetable Update are always minimal because I don't have a vegetable garden (or, as we like to call it, a deer diner). But plummeting temperatures this week took out the few offerings I had. My little cowhorn pepper, despite being sheltered by the house, crumpled in the cold:
I'll be able to ripen these last few peppers, but I'm afraid the plant will have to go to the compost heap. And the last brown turkey figs didn't get a chance to ripen.
The birds' vegetable gardens, however, are doing fine. Best-in-show right now are the Pyracantha coccinea, especially the one with the western exposure, which is covered in berries.
Even the herbs are feeling too straggly to have their pictures made--unless I decide to grow some inside this winter, my next updates will have to be more bird food.
Thanks to Tina, Skeeter and Dawn at In the Garden--check out their site to see what's growing in other vegetable gardens. And, umm, happy winter.
Assateague in September
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