We’ve had a very, very nice September in Connecticut. It’s getting colder, but it’s been fairly sunny. These past few days as hurricane Kyle has brushed by, we’ve gotten a whole lot of rain.
It’s usually at this time of year that the garden starts to disintegrate a bit. The beans are done and turning browner. The cucumbers have finished (with some assistance from some powdery mildew), the tomatoes that remain are leaning and withered. The soil is picking up more and more determined weeds, thin and wilty ones that are only really plotting next year’s revival.
The grass mulch is spotty. The pathways are cluttered. The potatoes are gone!
And still the peppers remain. Sturdy, solid soldiers! Bent from the heavy rains a bit, but fruiting in long, green, red, and orange bunches. They are without question this year’s heaviest yielders.
While the new peas grow (a term used loosely… I’m not counting on much proliferation of peas for October) and some spinach and lettuce are producing, it’s just about time to call it a season.
And this year… it’s time to get some garlic going. Plant it in the fall, pull it in the spring. Something to look forward to.