Summertime is hanging on by some very thin roots. Kind of like a guest that simply can’t take the hint to leave even when you turn out the lights.
The weather here has been like summer in most of the country…highs in the 70s with sunny skies. Volunteer tomatoes and watermelons are trying to make a go of it.The tomatoes are trying to reclaim the pea patch and the watermelon is trying to survive in the garlic bed. I suspect they would grow even with shorter supplies of sunlight.Even the remaining Gold Currant Tomatoes may find it harder to survive later this week. By Friday, those warm temperatures in the 70s will give way to a rainy day in the 50s. You can imagine my delight. I’m hoping for loads of frosty, freezing weather to help kill any bugs on/in the deciduous fruit trees. Farmer Fred has posted a nice checklist of things to do to get ready for winter.
The winter garden is beginning to mature. Radishes and beets have been harvested along with some stray green onions. This might be a good weekend to pick the last of the tiny tomatoes and peppers and make way for more onions.
Summertime will be showing up way before I’m ready for it – just like that guest that can’t take a hint.