As tomorrow is shaping up to be a super-busy day, I figured it might be a good idea to get this post up today.
You know how it goes by now. Starting way back in early, early spring, we have:
FIRST OF MARCH
FIRST OF APRIL
FIRST OF MAY
FIRST OF JUNE
FIRST OF JULY
FIRST OF AUGUST
FIRST OF SEPTEMBER
FIRST OF OCTOBER
The beds aren't completely empty as you can see, and I still have beds that are waiting for their fall application of compost.
The two cold frames at the back of the middle and right hand rows are still producing green peppers and slicing cucumbers.
We haven't had even a slight frost yet, let alone a killing frost. Rest assured, though, it is coming.
It's been interesting (for me anyway . . . hopefully you haven't been too bored) to see the changes from month to month throughout this growing season. I rotate what is planted in each bed every year (well, except for the peppermint bed and the bed occupied by the rhubarb) and by looking at how each crop grew throughout the summer, it's given me ideas of what to plant where next year.
I'm calling this October 1st post the last one as next month should show only empty beds with a couple planted out to garlic and covered with mulch. The beds will look fairly drab and forlorn as they await a good snow blanket cover under which to spend the winter.
And I'll probably be on the couch under a quilt with paper and pencil planning next year's layout.