16 August 2013, by gj
It has been a busy gardening season, and over a month since we last wrote. Here you can see a big change Dear Journal, so be sure to click on the pics to get a better look.
The early tomatoes are still producing, and the peppers are still coming in, and don’t even ask about the summer squash.
The potatoes and fava beans are done for this year.
The parsnips are plenty tall, and home to a little member of the local wildlife. It won’t be long now until we can harvest a few small roots for the winter, and keep the rest until spring.
We have really been enjoying fresh servings of the Red Malabar Spinach. It seems no matter how much we clip off, it just keeps coming back.
Soon there will be fall greens to go with it.
Although this wasn’t the best growing season for some crops, the weather seems to be great for the squash and beans.
Spaghetti squash is one of our favorites, thank goodness.
We’ll also have Blue Hubbard, and a new variety this year, Tennessee Sweet Potato squash. It is always fun to try something different.
The corn is almost ready to enjoy. In the meantime we have been harvesting green beans, wax beans, some dry beans and soon will have Lima beans and cow peas.
The second sowing of snow and shell peas is also coming along well. They so prefer these cooler temperatures.
We wonder sometimes why we even bother providing support for the cucumbers, when all they need is to be near a fence.
We’re still hoping to get some gherkins. They have had lots of flowers, and we have loads of bees, so we don’t know why there has been no fruit yet. Time to do a little more research on this plant.
There are rutabagas, turnips and asian leaf cabbages coming up where the potatoes were; as well as a volunteer bean.
Like we need another bean plant.
But the proof that Autumn is in the air is right here, in a few tiny little berries:
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