The sun is setting on the first year of our raised bed victory garden.
There are only a few tomatoes left on the vines…
…many of them are still green…
…Some are nearly ready to pick…
…there are even a few large tomatoes still hiding in there somewhere.
The peas are pretty much dead and dried up. We have barely had any rain here all summer and I stopped watering everything but the tomatoes and zucchini about two weeks ago.
The zucchini is still flowering though and there are some small zucchinis on the plant, but I am not even close to being overrun with them.
I’m pretty bummed that my back yard produce section is almost out of stock, but Leo seems unphased.
As for news from the front yard, the corner garden is now 80% purple potato vine. My neighbors love it. I think I need to only plant one next year instead of three. You can’t even see my pom pom juniper!
At least the back isn’t totally covered with vine. I haven’t watered the corner garden much since about a month after it was planted. Purple potato vines must thrive in drought!
(The above photo is for you, Mom. This is what a bloodleaf plant does when you just let it go. We thought it would grow very tall, but it seems to be growing horizontally!)
I’m going to miss these summer colors in the white of winter! What I’m not going to miss…
…is picking up pears from the ground! We have two pear trees. One that makes nice pears (that take about a month to ripen) and one that makes rotten pears (yuck).
If they were apples, I would have a million things to do with them, but 400 rotten and/or rock hard pears?
I think it might be time for the chainsaw.