GroVid22 Peppers, Raspberries, and More

Picked Not Quite, A Peck

Morning harvest as #GroVid22 winds down. I spent some time with the Raspberry bush...time of year is a challenge. The tiny thorns make picking an this interesting exorcise.

Above: A couple of San Marzano Tomato, a few Blueberry Cherry Tomato, Coral Bell Pepper, some White Cherry Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Sweet Banana Pepper

Growth is crazy, with Raspberry canes everywhere, and intertwined. Painfully interesting. BUT, I can't prune jest yet, as there is tons of fruit on the bush.

Not sure if you know about Raspberry bushes, but the canes are either Primocanes, first year, or Floricanes, second year. After that, the cane dies off. For me, it's fairly easy to spot the dead, they are lifeless, pale wood coloured. Primocanes usually are green stalks, with zero fruit. Floricanes have a darker bark/wood look.

I've mentioned before, but bear with me for repeating! I typically bring in a bowl of berries, each morning, for daily eats, plus I take in some each day that are past their prime, or blemishes, to, too over ripe. these go into the freezer, for eventual Jam making, end of October.

Above: Raspberries, some ripe, some not yet, on Floricanes. note the darker stalk.
Below: More raspberries, with the Herb shelves in the background.

Above: Red Romaine lettuce, really enjoying the cooler evening temperature
Below: Romaine Lettuce, after the morning dew

Lettuces, and my herbs are coming back now, with the comfortable days and cool night time temperatures.

I will keep replanting this type of lettuce throughout the fall outside and eventually move the plantings to my indoor grow lights, for fresh grown greens and herbs throughout the dead of winter.

Below: The Brussels Sprouts are loving the cooler nights, as well!

Above: Orange Coral Bell Pepper, on the vine!
Below: The Bell Pepper, on the plant, too.

I am curious, @steven-patrick, when does the growing season end for you, up in the great White North?

#GroVid22 is not over, but clearly, the harvests are slowing some!

Show me your garden!
Leave me a comment, below... and a link to your garden!

It's time to take control of your own food supply,
your own health and your own lives.

The GroVid22 Challenge:
Grow Your OWN is not just a simple short challenge,
it's about taking control of your future!

Happy New Planting and Cheers,

All Photos by Bluefin Studios unless specified.

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