Late October no longer means harvesting every last possible green thing before the frost hits. Things here are growing and growing and growing, and they don’t seem to be slowing down.
Our tomato plants are approaching 6 feet. We’ve got baby straightneck squashes making their way into the world, some huge anaheim peppers ready to be picked, our red bell peppers are finally turning red…
The basil, dill, tarragon, cilantro, and parsley can’t be stopped. The rosemary hasn’t grown much but doesn’t seem to be hurting at all.
Some of the wildflower seeds that I threw into the barrels are sprouting.
And finally….wait for it…
straight eight in the houuuuuuuuse!
The lemon tree out front is about to topple over there are so many lemons on it. Our green beans, early girl tomatoes, and zucchini plant didn’t quite make it. But you can’t win em all.
Maybe it’s because the heat finally died down, maybe it’s the organic soil I used, maybe it’s our magic coffee grounds that get dumped on the garden weekly. I don’t know. But I honestly don’t feel like I’ve given the garden enough love to deserve this kind of output (not that I’m not complaining). California gardening is awesome.
Bring on fall.