September Garden Update
Fog and rain and cooler temperatures rolled into the Virginia mountains this week and it looks like I couldn’t have picked a better time than last week to pull out most of the summer vegetables and get the fall/winter garden on the right path. Folks are predicting heavier snow than normal this year, but I’ve got my fingers crossed for a milder winter, one in which the kale and collards will hold on without my DIY greenhouse covers.
The tomatoes have yet to be yanked, but it’s most likely on the ticket for this weekend, the peppers and eggplant and okra trees made room for greens and cabbage and broccoli and cauliflower. Even a little bit of space for a fava bean plant. In the other small box, some sorrel held on through the summer and is looking a bit fresher and a carrot or two started to grow. The green beans are still going crazy on the arch and I’ll be ready to harvest the bush beans soon too.
Gardening is such an exercise in patience and luck–hopefully I’ll be heavy on the luck side this season!