Beau September 30th, 2008
It’s one of those beautiful early fall days today, crisp and cool with bright sunshine. Can we have a few more months of this please? I love summer for the warmth, the garden, the outdoor fun… but the cooler weather is so invigorating!
The garden is slowing down, but there are still vegetables to be found. The beans are almost finished, but I keep picking them here and there. The beets have grown through the summer and I’m collecting them now. I was hoping the beets would grow a little larger. I think I didn’t space them out enough, and I need to augment the soil a little better probably. The cucumbers have finally given up for the year, but the tomatoes have come into their own. There are many larger red and green tomatoes on the vine, so hopefully we’ll have a few more weeks for them to grow before the first frost.
When is the frost in your area? We usually get it about the middle of October. Just enough to snap the annual plants for the year. I suppose we need a month or two of this weather because it helps us clean up the garden and everything else before winter. The leaves have begun to drift off the trees, slowly and gently falling with the wind.