Your planter tubs are so full and lush! They look terrific!Hope your September is cool and everything goes well iin the garden.Are you planting any fall crops?
Thanks. September has decided to make up for what July and August didn't do to us with heat. At least this first week. Looking forward to cooler temps soon. I have planted some lettuce, carrots and radishes for fall. The trick is keeping them watered while we have a blow dryer going outside.
Happy September! I don't know why I haven't asked this sooner, but how do you keep weeds from growing in the uncultivated parts of your back yard? (If you don't mind sharing your secret......) It's been a terrible year for weeds here - and often too wet to get out and pull them!
When we first created the paths, we put down a lot of wet newspaper and covered it with cedar mulch. Each spring I add mulch anywhere we had weed issues. We still get some weeds but not too many.
GonSS, this is the time of the year that gardeners strive to reach. Harvesting and preserving is the best time of the year for tillers of the soil. Tomatoes are coming in now at my garden. The big flush is over and now they will dribble in for another month until the frost kills the plants. The cucumbers are done as well but the green peppers are still producing. Potatoes are still in the ground until total vine dryness is achieved. Onions are ready to lifted and the cabbage is still bulking up. I see some kraut in the future. The green beans are on the way to become dry beans for soup this winter. All in all the garden was a success. Well, a success in what the wild life didn't eat.This was the worst year in four years for wildlife destruction. The deer ate all the strawberry plants and every bud off the squash and pumpkin plants. The raccoon destroyed the sweet corn even before it was close to being edible. It was rather disheartening to say the least. I will be ready next year. One more panel on the wooden fence with a few holes to close up and the garden will be secure from deer. The next battle will be raccoon. The sweet corn fortress is in the planning stage and hopefully will be in full battle mode both defensively and actively by next year.Have a great garden harvest day.
Bummer on the wildlife getting the garden produce before you do. I know you're working on animal proofing everything the best you can. Nice that you're getting cabbage. The worms always get to that when I've tried to grow it. We're hoping for some cooler temps soon so the garden can have that last push. And, rain. We really need rain again. Thanks for stopping by.
I am in shock that it is September already. I just haven't been out in the garden as much as usual this season, first, due to all the rain we had, and then came the heat. I was more of a wimp than usual. I have managed to get several batches of soup made, using some veggies from the garden, and some from the farmer's market. I noticed how good your tubs look, too.
So sad that Summer is over. Where did it go?
That alley sure has changed. Where are all the flowers?
Since I don't water the alley at all, summer annuals only bloom back there if we've had rain. There were a few until recently, but they've seeded and been trimmed down. I need to get some fall perennials back there to help this time of year.
Hi There, It looks SO dry there --even the grass in the front yard.. Are you still under water restrictions???? We were dry --until the past week. We finally got rain --and then MORE rain--rain--rain.... NOW--I'm ready for some sunshine.Hugs,Betsy
It is very dry again. We're not on extra watering restrictions currently, but continue to be conservative with our water.
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