Monday, September 7, 2015

The September Garden

Here's a snapshot of our September garden harvest. Clockwise from the top: delicata squash, zucchini squash, yellow crookneck squash, beets, carrots, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and one perfect pear.  Not pictured: cucumbers, parsley, basil, blackberries and strawberries.

There are some works in progress like these heirloom melons...

These key limes..

Several ears of corn (this was our first attempt at growing corn here, in our own yard)

and seven pomegranates.

One of the many advantages of living in California is that you can grow things in your garden all year long.  We planted 3 varieties of lettuce, chard, onions and more beets.  I find that a bamboo pole works perfectly to create a row for the seeds.  I still need to plant cilantro.  It grows much better as a fall crop for me, it's too hot in the summer, and quickly goes to seed.

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