This is the last of the lettuce (sob) in the garden. But, alas and alack, the hot weather has turned it bitter.
I've decided not to do any fall planting this year, but rather to put my energy and time toward getting the garden cleaned up and ready for winter earlier than usual. Then maybe I won't be out there in cold weather trying to do same after a couple of hard frosts. (I'm oh-so-ready for some quilt room time!)
Finally, finally, some cherry tomatoes are turning red!
The tops of the onions have gone all flopsy-mopsy and have mostly keeled over now. Looks as though we may have a good onion crop again.
This sweet little clump of Johnny Jump-Ups has popped up in the middle of an empty bed that grew broccoli this year.
Here is one row of potato vines which is starting to turn brown and flopping down. Sure hope there are lots of potatoes underneath.
This year the blossoms on the pickling cucumber vines are so dense they're growing in clumps. Wonder if they will all turn into cucumbers or if there won't be room for them all. I have one more batch of pickles to make before I have my quota to last two years. I like to plant pickling cukes only once every other year.
My "Ring of Fire" sunflowers have given us many cheerful bouquets for weeks now. You can spot the row of large sunflowers (to the left) where the heads are bowed and are starting to dry. I've never had the season last long enough to actually get mature seeds from them, but there's always hope.
I planted this 8' long trellis of mixed gourds to use for decoration this fall. You may recall I planted the same mix two years ago and every one of the gourds turned out to be a little white pumpkin. Every single one. Last year, same mix and I actually got a nice mix of colored gourds.
This year, every single gourd forming is this pear-shaped yellow one with a green bottom. Methinks it's high time I go to another company for a seed packet of "mixed colored gourds!"
The sweet peppers are looking great.
Each plant is loaded with growing peppers or blossoms. I'll have plenty for my supply of Stuffed Green Peppers for the freezer.
That's all for this trip through the garden. How is your garden looking this time of year?