The peppers not only started early this year, they're still growing like crazy. Once I put in a good supply of pickled peppers, I started drying them. About once a week or so, I pick my three bushes clean and fill up our dehydrator. Thankfully, when processed that way, they don't take up any space. Otherwise we wouldn't have room for much else, I'm afraid!
Now that the weather has cooled a bit, our beans are finally starting to set some pods too. Well, these purple hyacinth beans are, anyway. Sources vary on whether or not they're edible, but I planted them more for their beautiful pods than anything. I've also been just cutting the blossoms and bringing them inside. They look like something out of a fairytale. In fact, I think Jack's magic beans had to have been hyacinth beans!
[And the winner of the Monaluna giveaway is Amorette!]