The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colour, and the gardening season is winding down.
I realized today that I had not yet taken September photos of the garden, but as it is only the 2nd October, I figure it’s close enough.
This cute little nutmeg melon is trying to make the most of the September October sun, but I don’t have too much hope for him ripening before frost sets in. Poor thing. This was our second, and last, year for growing melons. They have had the best of everything this summer – heat and a long growing season, and still they do not ripen. We will use the space next year for something else.
And the tomatoes that took over the world. Seriously, there were tomatoes everywhere! And the poor sick-looking plants with all of their unripe fruit. I spent 3 hours with the tomato plants this afternoon. All the Mystery Keepers are tucked away to ripen, there are red tomatoes in the kitchen for stewing, a few green tomatoes left on the vine for making green tomato ”mincemeat” and a basket full of yummy yellow tomatoes for eating. While I harvested tomato after tomato and composted plant after plant I decided that we would not plant so many tomatoes next year (what were we thinking??) Our garden is just too small for so many plants. Mystery Keepers and Yellow Kopchen will stay (I have never seen a plant produce so much fruit!) and then we just need to find one good red tomato variety and we will be set.
The compost is overflowing but the garden is looking a little less like a tomato plant graveyard.
What’s growing in your garden? Any plants that you definitely will, or will not, be growing next year?