The September garden after a summer drought.
One last hurrah after our recent rains.
Powdery mildew and tattered vines
producing pumpkins nonetheless.
Yards and yards of vines and leaves,
yet only three little pumpkins - until the rains.
Now babies are popping up all over.
At last count, at least six or better.
Hiding among the vines
I haven't tended the garden
for the past two or three weeks.
Now that life is somewhat normal,
I'll be able to spend more time here.
Spiny cucumbers hang from the cattle panels
along with a few lingering squashes.
We found the hanging squash were unaffected by
squash bugs, but the ones on the ground had leaves
that were infested and needed daily care.
Spaghetti squash went into the dehydrator today,
about 10 squash cooked and drying, with more on the way.
Acorn squash continue to multiply.
We've got 11 in the house. It would have been 13
but two turned very yellow. In addition to this, we still have more on the vine.
I missed a little Tiger Melon.
I was really hoping to see what one tasted like, but someone got it first.
You'll notice something has decided to eat my flowers,
leaving stalks at our pumpkin patch.
I think I know who it is.
He's done his own damage.
My husband has been seeing deer up by the garden,
which is bad enough; however, they are
congregating on the roadside too,
nice and early when it's hard to see them.
Thankfully their eyes glow when headlights hit them.
The zinnias are taking off, completely unattended.
Orange, red and purplish-pink.
We've got a few more weeks I suppose
before we till it all under
and work on prepping the soil for overwintering.
Linking to Deborah Jean's Dandelion House
White Wolf Summit Farmgirl