Monday, September 11, 2006
My first ripe tomato. I've had a couple more since this one, which is amazing for living only a few miles from the ocean. It's foggy here most days and it's near impossible to get a tomato to ripen without a greenhouse. So, I figure I'm doing pretty
Otherwise, the garden is winding down a bit. My zucchini plant has died off, thank God! I've had enough zucchini to last
me until next summer! Our corn plants are suffering. It's just too shady and damp where we planted them. Next year
we'll try a different spot. Our artichokes are starting to put out some nice artichokes, and our apple tree is brimming full of apples. We're still harvesting broccoli too. I've got lots of beets and carrots coming if the voles will stay out of them. Our
cantaloupe and watermelon plants look nice, but I think it's too late in the year and we won't see any fruit from them. Especially since my dog keeps peeing on them!
I need to start working on clean up, planting some winter crops, like lettuce, spinach and chard, and planting soil amendments. And my poor roses need attention desperately.
Off to the garden!