Sunny September Garden
Well, the pumpkin patch has withered, and left only shocks of orange in the gray mud. I have plucked them from their vines and they now sit proudly on my front stoop to finish turning orange. I still have one left on the vine, a late bloomer that will hopefully be orange in a couple of weeks. The snap peas left a large number of dried pods on the vine, and I have more than I need to plant another crop next year. They have been cleared, and compost has been turned into the soil where I will plant my bounty of garlic cloves in a week or so.
I still have carrots, kale, celery, peppers, jalapenos, and some little baby romaines…we’ll see if they get any bigger. It has threatened frost a couple nights, but since it’s only been down to about 3 degrees we’ve been safe.
Time to start thinking about next year…corn again, with a fence this time? Green beans? Beets? The return of tomatoes and cucumbers? Perhaps only one or two kale plants though, I have more than me, my workmates, and friends know what to do with. One thing is for sure – I’m getting some straw mulch! I’m too close to an unkempt ditch not to have some protection against the weeds.