Fall is definitely in the air...and the garden is reminding me that summer is all but over.
We picked the last few blueberries...and the foliage is already turning red.
My vegetable garden is rather miniature...a few garden boxes surrounded by a hydrangea hedge, is what I call my garden. It works just fine for me...not a whole lot of weeding! I grow carrots, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and herbs...and strawberries. And the boxes have a bench around the outside...so I could spend a lot of time sitting there (but I don't!). I was reminded what real vegetable gardens looked like when in Manitoba this summer....there's nothing miniature about them, and I'm sure there's no sitting in those gardens!
Brian Minter (our local garden expert) suggests that during the month of August we plant winter crops in our vegetable garden. So I made a trip to his garden shop, and stocked up on a few baskets of winter vegetables...and did some planting yesterday. This is definitely an experiment...and sometime down the road I'll let you know how my garden grows! I planted onions, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. What I didn't realize was that the baskets of cole crops were not labeled, and since they all look the same...I have no idea what I planted where. So it is a bit of a mystery garden!
The herb garden is doing beautifully...I have cut all the plants back to the ground several times and they just go wild. I must admit that I don't use a whole lot out of this garden...but it sure smells nice...and they are perennials, so they take a little break and come back early in spring.
The rain is coming down today...not much of a day for gardening, but there's lots of other things to be done.
Have a great day!