….for the moment.
It has been a time for progressive clean-up, given the cool, but vibrant fall weather of the last two weeks. After hard rains on Oct. 10, it was time to remove the thrashed summer squash, cucumbers and melons, and harvest the nearly 150 pounds of winter squash.
Our beautiful mild fall weather since has helped ripen more tomatoes, wrapped in their red jackets, while a few more cucumbers have eeked out their full figures. Basil is now typically spotted and un-pretty, especially after a mild frost. The mixed lettuces are very happy, being the perfect size for gourmet greens as they are thinned. Kale seedlings are poking along. Hoses are finally put away for the season….alas.
With impending heavy rains, all the tomatoes were removed, save the “yellow pear”, which still has a few fruit, and more blossoms. It’s always good to have a sentinel for awhile.