It’s been over a month since my last garden update. This past August was a cool month and definitely not what a summer garden needs. After speaking to many organic farmers at the farmers market, we all pretty much had the same thing to say, “We need the heat!!” At the market, heirloom, organic tomatoes have just started making an appearance in early September. Eggplants and peppers have also suffered in production. Praise the Lord, that September has maintained pretty good temps and full days of sunshine. My heirloom tomatoes followed trend and only started ripening this month. I’ve been harvesting about 14lbs of tomatoes a week. My eggplants have also just started to produce fruit. Hopefully within this next week, I’ll be harvesting some beautiful Listada de Gandia eggplants. My peppers have been very slow this year and although we’ve been harvesting since July, I just haven’t had the prolific plants of past years. That’s how gardening goes. Every year is different and you never know what will await for you in the coming year. I’m already planning next year’s garden and will definitely be doing some crop rotation and adding extra beds around the side of my house and in my backyard. Next year, I’m actually excited to use vegetables as landscape plants around my home. It will showcase the beauty of vegetable plants and their flowers and will also provide delicious food for my family. A double treat! Below are some new pics of my gardens. I’m sure within the next few weeks, I’ll be taking down, mulching and allowing my beds to rest for the winter. I’m already excited for the Spring!
Later in the year as time allows, I have plans on updating my organic gardening link at the top of my blog. Keep an eye out as I share resources, tips, and all things related to organic gardening. If you have any tips or resources/links you’d like to share, please do! So… that’s my garden.
How does your garden grow? Are you putting her to sleep? Are you in the middle of preserving the bounty? What were your favorite and least favorite plants that you planted this year?