Feels like Fall! No, kidding, it truly does!
August (so far) is turning out to be nice. In fact, it’s downright pleasant — very cool in the morning and evenings. Pleasant is such an odd word to describe the weather in August no doubt.
We can’t predict the weather and us mere mortals have really no clue what’s going on with the weather. Could be the seven year land cycle or climate change but all I know is the summer garden never really took off. It’s providing us with “our daily bread” but we aren’t drowning in surplus – well, not yet.
September and October can get very hot so we hope to get an few extra months of warm (but not too warm) weather the garden needs to catch up. However, one is beginning to have a gut feeling that this summer could be a short one – and we aren’t the only farmer to have such an inclination. People we’ve talked with are having a lackluster veggie and fruit season or just sense this year is different. Of course, we sure hope we are wrong – for one, I have loads of empty shelf space that needs to be filled up!
It’s a jungle out there
Beans, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant and tomatoes
Justin picks cherry tomatoes – just look at those huge plants! About 10 ft high now.
Carpenter bee pollinates an eggplant
Justin cleans off the lower dead leaves from the tomato towers
Heirloom tomatoes and peppers
Rainbow assortment of heirloom tomatoes
Here on the urban homestead, we have started our fall plantings.
Don’t forget to order your fall & winter seeds from Freedom Seeds – you can purchase many of the veggie varieties seen the in above photos – purple cherokee tomatoes, lemon cucumbers and more!
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