This time of year with days getting shorter, nights are longer and cooler (39 for a low so far). This is my "harvest" time. This year, I planted some squash seeds along the potting benches. They rambled across the benches, over the stones between the benches, and along the tops of the iris leaves. Periodically, I remembered to give them a bucket of rain water or a bit of the hose. For my rewards, I get a few squash this fall. My favorite and easy way to cook squash in to microwave it under glass (which steams it) in half or quarters after removing the seeds, for about 15 minates.
The tomato's are still thriving, and periodically there are enough to can. Otherwise we are still enjoying a side dish of tomato's with at least one meal a day. My green peppers have really slacked off and I miss there fresh green snappy crispness. There were not many to cut up and freeze this year...I shall have to do better next year. Maybe they need more TLC.
The day has been misty and cool again, about 64 degrees for two days now. Nights are getting pretty cool. With the rains lately, well, the frost hasn't come yet...but soon. We know the rain won't hold it off forever. The fall flowers are o.k. but I have 2 mums that are still in bud and not opening. I have one plant that is huge, so if it ever "blossoms", I will certainly take it's lovely picture. Hope all is well in your gardens.
Sep 9, 2010 | 6:21 PM PST
Love the picture and that is a nice harvest. Very pretty!!! They say next week we are suppose to get some little cooler weather. I think everyone is ready for it. Blessings...reba
Sep 10, 2010 | 7:59 AM PST
Oh that Pumpkin Wagon picture is a winner! I LOVE IT! Hey I doubt that TLC will help in the green pepper dept. I think they just do or don't do...seems mine this year did and my dad's did not...same plant....as he gave me some.HEHE WHO KNOWS.....enjoy the tomatoes and squash.....sounds yummy..Rain is here.....might be there SOON! Birdie :)