Pre-Cooking, But Still…

I am foster-parenting my friend Kathy’s vegetable garden (two varieties of tomato, basil, oregano and purple sweet peppers). All has been fine so far; I’ve been cutting back, giving away and using the herbs like crazy. The first picked tomato was delicious!

However. Apparently there is something called sunscald which is my own friggin fault… the peppers were exposed to direct sunlight in humid conditions and blamo, next thing you know they’re spotted and toasted and are now prone to a secondary fungus. I’m going to have to rig up a sheet or some kind of shading system so the new peppers stand a fighting chance. Bugger!

Here’s what sunscald looks like, in case you run into the same problem:


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