Its September...whoa...how did that happen?
Enthusiasm for the garden can sometimes wane in the last few weeks of summer.
As KinderGARDENers we have had to deal with hungry bugs, large weeds, unusually hot temperatures, unseasonabley cold weather, drought, ...and even hurricanes named Irene!
No wonder we are all exhausted!
But as gardeners we must persevere...for we know that there is fall planting to be done, clean up to commence, and spring to dream about!
I love that about gardening, it is a dream that begins anew each and every year!
Speaking of perseverance...we finally just may get some corn this year! We have never grown corn to actually get corn. We have always grown corn more for the novelty of a corn stalk here and there. Since I cleared more ground in the garden we had room for a corn patch and we now have tiny ears starting to grow...come on summer last long enough to eat our own corn on the cob!
Squash I can grow...I am the queen of squash! They seem to have no insect pests here...knock on wood. These are our Sweet Meat squash that will fill our tummies with all kind of deliciousness as well as rock the freezer all winter long. Long live squash!
The sunflowers were a little slow to start (due to summer being a LOT slow to start) but they seem to have finally decided to grow...and grow the most certainly did! I love how they are like giants with big pouty heads!
We have been eating a lot of these...simple summer salads. This one is yellow snap beans lightly blanched with tomatoes, cucumbers, and purple broccoli in a garlic vinegrette...yum!
Speaking of tomatoes...
Sweet Girl asked me why I always wear a skirt when gardening.
These would be hard to stuff in my jean pockets was my answer.
But then she asked me why I just don't use a basket!
That would involve me remembering to bring a basket now wouldn't it...and we all know me too well to expect that!
So while the sun is quickly setting on this gardening season lets not forget to keep up the enthusiasm for our gardens...we shall persevere against sun and slugs and even hurricanes!
Remember to come back tomorrow to see who won the recycled garden box!