August Garden Update
One of the many dahlias
September! How the heck did September get here? Isn’t it still summer? (The right answer in my book is ‘yes,’ by the way–screw this seasonal change stuff.)
Death of the zucchinis
The tomato bed–terribly overgrown & messy, but producing!
Okra flower–who knew they were so pretty?
Black Beauty Eggplant
A little late on the garden update, but here’s a collection of snapshots from the garden last month. The zucchinis beat the dust (powdery mildew–not that I was terribly sad to yank the giants out…), the okra and eggplants flowered, then fruited, peppers kept peppering, and the green beans finally started producing! Lots of good stuff. Not to mention an overload of tomatoes–which I’ve turned into whole canned tomatoes and this awesome tomato sauce I wrote about last year. As for the cherry tomatoes, oven-dried all the way. Holy crap, not only are they delicious, but they freeze well. Looking forward to snacking on those this January.
Sweet Banana Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers & Nasturtiums
I’m looking forward to the fall garden–planted seeds (a little late, but we’ll see what works, the greens should be fine), ordered garlic, plotting out the extra beds I’ll make–all that good stuff before winter settles in. Should be a busy few months.
But until then, it’s still tomato & okra season–the best of the year!