When it started turning cold, we took the Atris pepper plant inside, realized it had bug eggs and fruit flies all over it, and put the plant in the garage instead. The unideal but warm conditions seemed to have worked. Today we picked the remaining red peppers (9 of them, for 11 total in the season) and put the plant outside. We plan on making very small stuffed peppers with them.
We also picked the other sugar pumpkin. It’s as large as a jack-o-lantern, which is a bit unfortunate as we only managed to eat half of the first pumpkin which was the smaller of the two. We also have two (normal sized) butternut squash in the fridge now, and still lots of tomatoes.
We had our first wind storm of the season last week. We’ve learned from last year and caged and staked and tied zealously, which doesn’t prevent plants from getting battered, but at least all of the tomatoes are still standing. Today, though, has been an unusually beautiful, sunny day in the mid 50’s, with lows in the 40’s.