The September Garden …

Glorious September!  The queen of the harvest season.  The potatoes and garlic have already been dug, cured and stored, but there are plenty of fruit and veg to tend to.  

We have been enjoying the cukes for about a month already, but they still keep coming…. And coming. Mmmmmmmmm!

How does that song go? “There are two things in life that money can’t buy – that’s true love and home grown tomatoes!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Artic Kiwi is almost ready.  The trick will be getting them before the birds do. They are tiny – but tastey!

I’m trying a few sweet potatoe vines. I’m looking forward seeing what (if anything) under the vines. This is not exactly sweet potato country, so this is a little bit of an experiment. 

The borage and calendula provide some colour as well as nice teas for me – and happiness for the bees.

A little cute little Johnny-jump-up peaking up through the sage.

And Razmataz sunflowers!  

We probably have still another month or more before the garden goes to bed for the winter.  For now, I’ll focus on savouring the sights, sound and smells as well as the produce.

10 thoughts on “The September Garden …

  1. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread September 10, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Everything looks beautiful and delicious at your house. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to pull my tomato plants out last week because of blight and today the cucumbers are coming out. Sad state of affairs if you ask me because waiting another year for really fresh and unsprayed veggies is not a good thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JanetRimmington September 10, 2015 / 11:05 pm

      The garden is coming along. I’m having a good cucumber/tomato year, but the peas were mediocre and the carrots are very poor. Last year, the carrots were amazing! A porcupine sufficiently damaged the plum blossoms in the spring, allowing us a total harvest of just 4 plums – from three trees. But the hops are looking (and smelling) wonderful. These are joys and challenges of gardening, I guess. It’s a good thing we are optimists! Sorry to hear about your blight, tho. It’s not fair!

  2. Julie@frogpondfarm September 11, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Oh what a great post! Love the Johnny jump up poking through the sage .. Wonderful images. Best of luck with those sweet potatoes

  3. Tiare September 15, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    Gorgeous photos!

    • JanetRimmington September 17, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Ellen! So do the blue jays ….. apparently. They announce their joy every morning! ๐Ÿ˜

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