When the swamp sunflower leaps up ... sometimes as high as 9 feet or so, you know fall is here.
They are blooming like crazy, signaling the end of constant heat and humidity down here. For now, yellow is the primary color in the PFHQ wildflower palette, with some purples courtesy of ironweed and blazing star tossed in to the mix.
Somewhere in there is a spittlebug.
I'm making datil sauce again this week. The seeded peppers will go into the sauce, but the seeds will go on to a paper towel to dry for a few days.
For those of you who need seeds, the deal is the same as last year.
Start them just as you would any pepper variety. Even down here, I won't be starting mine until January, so if you order some, keep them in a cool dry place until the time is right for your growing zone.
This weekend's weather was so spectacular ... I would normally have gone into the wilds, but a new PF addition required me to completely rearrange the barn to make room for ... well, ... it's a surprise.
It was great weather for tossing, cleaning, and rearranging. I got a ton of stuff done, but did not step off the property all day.
I will spill the beans tomorrow on that whole surpriseythingy.
... and if anyone uses the term, "Midlife Crisis" in their comments, I may hunt you down.