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September 19, 2011

september garden
posted by soe 12:33 am

Mid-September Plot

I spent several hours down at the garden today, digging up fungi that had invaded from the wood chip mulch the garden uses to cover the pathways, weeding, planting some greens for the fall, and harvesting several pounds of produce (including a squash, a few more beans, and my very first cucumber ever).

While there, I took some photos so you could see what’s still growing in the garden:

Hot Peppers



Summer Squash

Did I tell you that a couple years back, we planted onions, but they never grew any bulbs, so we figured they were duds? And that this summer, we yanked out and tossed on the garden’s compost pile, whole handfuls of them? And that only after doing so did I chance to look at my seed packets to discover that we’d planted non-bulbous onions?


We harvested a few of them, but they went to seed pretty soon after our belated realization. But they’re so pretty even as flowers that I can’t feel too bad about it.

Onion Flower with Bee

They even look cool before their ball heads emerge:

Onion Flower Cocoon

I admit I left the weeds I found decorative. I figured this late in the season they weren’t doing anyone any harm, and weeds only need to disappear if they aren’t pleasing me in one fashion or another.

Pretty Weed

Luminescent Weed

If the weather is consistent with previous years, I have another two months of good gardening weather ahead of me. And this year I’m thinking about trying to garden through the winter if it stays mild. Obviously another snowpocalypse
would make the decision on my behalf.

How are your gardens looking?

Category: garden. There is/are 4 Comments.

I always enjoy the pictures of your garden. As you know, I don’t have a garden, just a lot of (mostly) untended acreage. The wild asters are in bloom now and they’re quite pretty. I can see them from here. Their whiteness stands out against the background, drawing the eye. They practically scream, “Come outside and enjoy the cooler weather!”

Comment by Karen 09.19.11 @ 6:50 am

I’m especially jealous of your garden this year, as we moved at the right time for me to not have a garden at the old place, nor one at the new! So I’m living vicariously through you!

That pink weed/flower in the second to last pic is SO neat looking!!

Comment by jenn 09.19.11 @ 7:37 am

@Karen: I hope you’re listening to those asters, at least occasionally. It’s perfect outdoor weather now.

@jenn: But think of what you’ll plant next year! My garden won’t even hold a candle to yours then!

Comment by soe 09.23.11 @ 12:57 am

I love those onions-that-aren’t-onions. Beautiful flowers. I’m going to try something new next year that I read about in a couple blogs- Egyptian Walking Onions. More here, if you are intrigued :<) –

Comment by Nan 09.27.11 @ 9:51 am