We turned the calendar to a new month this morning. September at last. I am usually very ready to say good bye to August and welcome the cooler Fall temperatures that September brings. But this year it has remained hot. Not good for going back to school. But luckily for me, I no longer have to go back. But it is also not good for the gardens. Often things recover a bit in September but I fear that may not happen this year. Things are a bit bedraggled and not at their best. We need rain as well and that is not helping.
But it is not a total loss.
We will have lots of creamy squash soup this winter. Yum!
The second planting of lettuce has recovered from Peter’s nibbling and is doing well.
There are more tomatoes to roast. This should fill the freezer. Tomato soup, tomato sauce….There will be plenty of tomatoes this winter!
Not to mention the tomatoes in the greenhouse.
And the kale and the chard keep producing. It has been a good harvest this year.
The sunflowers are beautiful.
The late summer flowers are having their turn.
And of course, Black-eyed Susans, all continue to add their brilliant colors to the garden. Soon it will be time for pumpkins and mums….
I didn’t plant any pumpkins this year but we do have a few volunteer gourds in with the carrots.
Despite the heat and end of summer fatigue, nature just keeps on producing.
Amber though, dislikes the heat. She will take a shady spot any day thank you very much. (Please don’t notice that she is missing her tail feathers..she is very embarrassed about it…..Molting has begun!)