Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Shrinking Garden


My garden is shrinking! The cool nights are the culprit. It's too early for this nonsense. (38° at 0700 today.) It's still producing well, although the peppers have fallen off a bit. Plenty of nice, plump jalope├▒os out there still to pick. I hope I can get another month out of it. I'm going to miss the squash and tomatoes particularly.

6 comments:

Tmagnum62 said...

I think we are in for an early fall.
My Grandma used to tell me that when the fruit trees were full of fruit that there would be an early/severe winter. The fruit trees here are so full that the branches are breaking. This is the first time since I've been to Ga that they are that way.

The Hermit said...

The growing season is winding down, alright.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another photo of heaven. I'll be thinking of you having a good harvest and enjoying the fruits.

Rio Arriba said...

Thanks! I'm having a good harvest.

Tonight I had (on the grill) a half chicken breast and three ears of fresh-picked corn. Also, a plate FULL of sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes with Italian dressing and parmesan cheese. No room for grilled squash tonight!

Gardens are wonderful.

BobG said...

Out of all the vegetables, fresh tomatoes are the ones I miss most during the winter months, especially the heirloom varieties.

theotherryan said...

Great picture. Got to love wide open spaces.