I brought these in a bit early as I was out in the garden and found one of the largest pumpkins drilled out by chipmunks. There are more out there, but they are greener than I’d like so hopefully they’ll color up/mature before being eaten by rodents.
The blasted tomatoes have been pretty much a total failure; late blight. So sad to see them just wither up and drop dead while filled with green tomatoes. I had a notion to allow the tomatoes to ripen on what was left of the vine, but that was a bad choice as without their foliage the tomatoes became sunburned.
I must say the sweet potatoes appear to be vying for ‘crop of the season.’ They look fantastic and after a wee sneak peak, appear to be filling out. Hopefully that will continue but our weather has become rather cold and I’m not quite sure what they can tolerate. This is our first year growing sweets so everything is new. It’s nice to have one crop out there that is not bogged down by some pest or another.
It’s a bit hard to believe that summer is over. We’ve begun our school year and it is nice to get back to some kind of schedule. Teaching Moby Dick this semester is proving to be fun.
Not too long before the snow flies…must face some facts and get back to more serious leg workouts as ski season is around the corner.
Blessings to you all