Cut / by Karie Luidens

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Yesterday’s peppers were easy to pinch off with my bare fingers. The first pair of pumpkins, in contrast—which, small as they are, appear to have stopped growing and goldening, with their younger sibling now surpassing them by far—are firmly knotted to their mother plants by thick, woody stems. Time to bring out the big blade.