I get a chill just writing September. Where did the summer go? I wanted it to last longer after that wicked winter. Oh well, I guess I need some cheese with my whine. 🙂
The flower gardens are still lush and green and the blooms are predominately pink and yellow.
The vegetable garden is another topic. Five raised beds, new compost last fall, weed free, hoops over the tomatoes – sounds good. We’ve had less produce this year than any previous season.
The cucumber plants died after about a dozen cucumbers. Of fourteen pepper plants, we have less than five peppers set on. The squash plants have produced okay, not great but okay.
The tomatoes while struggling with early blight, leaf curl, a couple of tomato horn worms are producing lots of cherries and medium-sized ones but no slicers so far. The weather this growing season has fluctuated from in the 90’s and high humidity to low 50’s some nights – absolute weather roller coaster.
How did our grandparents grow enough food to last their families all year? I don’t know.
So, Mary, Mary quite contrary – how does your September garden grow? 🙂