Sunny September Garden

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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.

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About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

Posted on September 28, 2013, in Gardening and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yes to beets! And onions are easy too. Very easy to “season” so that they can be stored all winter.

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