Thursday, September 22, 2011
Look at the length of this spaghetti squash vine!! Mildew had taken over the leaves and no more fruit visible - so out it comes
Compost in our three bins has really worked down over the hot weather - this is the second full bin that has been emptied into our beds - lots of eggshells, fruit and veggie peelings mixed with dry leaves saved from last autumn and dry straw .... the best amendment for your garden
Cherry tomatoes are producing well now, although we did lose a good part of our crop to unidentified taste testers, and the red mustard keeps on growing and growing
Almost time to start saving leaves again ......
What spectacular end of summer weather we have been enjoying -
bouquets of flowers from the garden
and the red mustard planted for winter harvest has taken over its bed ... this bed was amended with a whole composter worth of compost just prior to planting seeds; the brussels sprouts transplants are also growing well, although suffering somewhat from pest damage
We managed to harvest another spaghetti squash - three in total out of the original 15 or more that disappeared
And look at our winter veggies - turnips are growing well
The beans continue to provide a bountiful harvest and the sunflowers are at their best as the end of summer approaches ........
The last weekend in August - and the beans and tomatoes are producing ........
Weather has been amazing and the warmth is just what we needed to give the tomatoes their final boost toward ripening
Monday, September 12, 2011
First Ripe Tomatoes - Sungold!!
Dahlias continue to provide colour - look at this split colour
The bean teepee is taking off, the late sown veggies (turnips and Asian greens) are sprouting and the garden is looking good in its summer spender