Yep. That’s the pumpkin patch. Well, the picture is from two weeks ago, so we now have three orange pumpkins (almost ready for picking?) but the pumpkin patch is looking fairly dismal. I read that it was not a good year for the pumpkin crops, probably due to our very own miniature monsoon season in August! Well, I guess three pumpkins isn’t bad. And there’s always next year…I’d like to plant a variety of squash next year.
On a happier note, our mums are doing well, with one mum getting absolutely gigantic:
Our tomatoes are still doing pretty well, but I imagine that within the next few weeks we may have to pick the remainder and let them ripen on a window sill.
I have a few daffodil bulbs to plant, but other than that, I think we’re pretty much done gardening for the season. (Aside from the Aerogarden…we still have tons of basil, but the next crop I think we’ll do is lettuce)
I think we did pretty well, considering the fact that this is our first time really gardening. We had lots of pretty flowers, crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and three homegrown pumpkins. We’ll see what’s in store for us next spring!Filed under Photos, gardening | Comment (0)
Well, I know it’s not officially fall yet, but even though it’s barely mid-September, our garden is beginning to look very fallish.
We have sunflowers galore, currently:
Our sunflowers usually begin blooming in August, but by September they’re amazing. The sunflowers have really taken over the back corner of our yard. When we returned home from California, I couldn’t believe how many sunflowers were in full bloom!
These mums are insane:
We had many potted mums decorating our wedding last September. A huge bonus of using potted mums as decorations is that after our wedding was over, we were able to come home and plant them. In fact, these mums are what got us into gardening this year. That one mum is GIGANTIC…the rest are fairly humble. A few didn’t come back this spring, but for the most part they are doing well. Something really nice about the mums is that each time I walk past them I am reminded of our lovely wedding.
Can you believe that’s the very same pumpkin that wasn’t even tennis ball sized a month ago? We have a few more pumpkins coming, but this one is truly the star of the show.
I expect one last great tomato harvest before the weather cools off more. We also have some daffodil bulbs to plant. From then on, it’s just our indoor Aerogarden (and the fantastic basil that comes from it!) until next spring. I think I’d like to get a dwarf apple tree to grow in a barrel, as dwarf apple trees don’t take long to begin yielding fruit. That would be something else to enjoy into the fall. We shall see. :-)Filed under Photos, gardening | Comment (0)
We’ve got lots of tiny pumpkins starting to grow, but this one is getting REALLY big!! I wonder how early it will be ready? Maybe Matt can make a pumpkin ale with it, and then we can cook the sunflower seeds. :-)
And yes, this is the same pumpkin that I posted a picture of in a blog post just a little over a week ago. It’s growing at a rapid pace.Filed under Photos, gardening | Comment (0)