This has been a challenging gardening season from the very start with extreme temperatures and rain fall all over the charts. Evening temperatures are supposed to get down in the 40’s several nights this week. How do you think the tomatoes will like that? Not so much I’m thinking.
The vegetable garden is going strong. The broccoli, cauliflower, and peas are done for the season. We’re still eating zucchini, lettuce, cucumbers and had some delicious string beans this week. The beets and carrots are coming along.
Will all the tomatoes ripen before the plants just finally gasp their last breath or a frost gets them? We’ll see.
The raspberry canes were loaded and produced a wonderful bounty. I even started another row so that next year there will be even more to enjoy.
There won’t be blueberries on site this season because the bushes have finally revolted and didn’t produce. They need more sun, and we got the message loud and clear – they need to be moved this fall.
The perennials are doing great with the Cone Flowers, Browned Eyed Susans, grasses, and Phlox in full bloom right now.
I’ve started my fall to-do-list, and it is getting longer as I look at plants that need to be moved around a bit. Also on the list are the raised beds which are definitely going to need a heavy dose of organic matter.
But, that is what we gardeners do – we plan, plant, move, work the soil, and then move again. Here’s wishing you a great week of gardening.
So, how’s your garden growing and what’s on your list of fall chores?