Frugal Foodie Garden Update: End of August – Peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins and more

We have harvested two sweet Red Marconi peppers so far – so yummy in salads. We may be lucky to have 5 or 6 bigger ones. To think, I almost gave up on trying to grow these. The third year was the trick!

Five days ago, this was our biggest pumpkin…
Here is what it looks like today! Unbelievable!
I found this one today growing against one of our azalea bushes outside the garden fence.
This one was tiny a few days ago also. I hope we have at least three good sized pumpkins.
There are quite a few of these tiny baby pumpkins. Let’s see how they do in the next several days.
My tomatoes are slow to ripen. I’ve taken three of them off to ripen on the windowsill as soon as I saw an orange tint. They are ripening well.
There are the three tomatoes ripening on the sill. Cherry tomatoes abound. The DIY Fruit Fly trap continues to do its work; see below for  how-to post.
Baby butternut squash from the front garden!
One more teeny, tiny butternut squash in the front garden. We’ll see how it does…
Perennial Daisy Mums are opening up in the backyard garden. Purple asters will be next.

Appreciating everything that grows in our gardens, side, front, and back,

~Aimee, TFF