It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of the growing season here. As we survey how things look now as compared to
months ago, the plants are looking quite tired. (As well they should after all the hard work it took for them to get to where they are now.) Yet, they are still giving us plenty to work with food-wise. We’ve had an incredible harvest this year, and for that we are very thankful.
But enough with words; onward with the gallery!
The tomatoes at the back perimeter of the yard are still kicking. Though this is probably where we’ve lost the most tomatoes to the dreaded blossom end rot.
The barrel with ground cherries and cowpeas. The cowpeas are mostly just vines now, but the ground cherries are still going.
The ground cherries in the other barrel are still going strong as well. We had a few more wax beans, but they are definitely on their way out at this point.
We moved the basil off the porch temporarily, and it’s still doing quite well. Soooo delicious!
Mixed results this year with the cucumbers. While some of the plants have died, others are still producing.
In the way back of the yard, our extra tomato plants aren’t doing as bad as we thought they might. Probably won’t get any viable harvests here, but still, it’s nice to see despite that we had hoped this patch would be full of melons, which didn’t take at all.
Our little second planting of lettuces. We’ll have fresh salads for awhile longer!
Things in the long bed are looking quite sad. The sunflowers are nearing the end and none of the corn has done very well. Maybe we’ll get a few ears if we can keep the squirrels at bay for awhile longer.
Out front, the marigolds just keep going and going!
We’re letting our original bed of greens go to seed. But the spinach and a couple of the plants are still producing well.
We’re not swimming in peppers as much as we are tomatoes, but we’ve still got a bunch! This year’s crop is so much better than last year’s.
The bare stalks used to have soybeans, but they’re done now. And though the romanesco grew into some pretty plants, we didn’t get any actual romanesco.
Things in the stone bed just won’t quit! Tomatoes and marigolds galore!
View from the other end of the stone bed. Really, the marigolds are just remarkable!
The cherry tomato bed on the side of the house is starting to look very sparse. Also, the strawberry next door has plans to take over…
The other tomato plants under the porch are good and not so good. And the marigolds have seen their day.
Though this side of the same bed looks a little better.
This completes another general update, so thanks for scrolling! 🙂 Next week, we’ll probably be going back to talking about tomatoes, because that’s about all there is that’s left to talk about!