The excitement of spring and planting the seeds and seedlings is over. We are in the long haul of August and the summer garden. I won’t kid you. It’s NOT easy to do a garden in the late summer.
It’s hot. The bugs seem to be winning. The weeds have not given up the war. But I am winning against the weeds in the garden!
Seeing the produce on the plants in the garden keeps my motivation going for just a little longer.
Love berries? Me too! I’m so glad that we have a berry patch. When we moved to our little spot in the country one of my dreams was to grow enough organic berries that I don’t have to buy any at the store! Last year we did that for raspberries and strawberries! I’m still working on the blueberry situation. One of the consequences of having a berry patch is that you get more and more plants! So this year we HAD to remove some plants or it would become a jungle.
My grandmother and mother are probably shaking their heads in heaven at my garden. I've broke the traditional garden rules in the past few years and I want to share why you should put a layer of mulch on your gardens this fall instead of turning the soil over before putting it to bed for the year. (Be sure to check out my Garden Ideas page for all our garden adventures)
I think that ORANGE is the color that I associate most with fall. Pumpkins and beautiful trees that turn flaming orange are my favorite orange things of autumn. This year we had an amazing pumpkin plant that climbed the fence and hung it's fruit 4 feet in the air!!!