Tuesday, August 28, 2012

End of August Garden Update

The weather has taken a turn toward Autumn, we still are having some nice warm days, but the mornings and evenings are much cooler, we have even had a little bit of rain.   Earlier this week I took advantage of a cooler day to get some work done out in the garden, we cleared away the remnants of the green beans and planted kale in its place.  I also planted a couple of pots full of lettuce, and hope to plant some spinach as well.  I always like to plant a few things for the fall garden.

The zinnias have finally bloomed, I love their vibrant colors.

The stars of the garden this week are definitely the pepper plants.  We had quite a harvest of jalapenos and poblano peppers today, and I am looking forward to jalapeno poppers tonight.  The poblanos will go well with sausage and onions, and I am hoping to make a jalapeno cornbread next week.  Next week we should have another large harvest of jalapenos as well as the bell peppers that are starting to come along.

My two little plantings of lima beans are still growing, the pods are starting to fill out and I am hoping the weather stays warm enough for them to finish up.

We have one lone acorn squash, and I am keeping my eye on it, I would rather not share this one with any garden pests.  I love acorn squash in the fall.

I tucked in a few pumpkin seeds in with the zucchini, and found this cute little white pumpkin growing, definitely a sign of fall's arrival just around the corner!


  1. It is that time of year.. harvest time.
    I've been giving serious thought to taking up some of our garden plants and getting the beds cleaned out for next year.

    The zinnias are so pretty!
    Also, love that little pumpkin.

    Smiles :)

  2. Everything looks so nice, April! We have lots of peppers too.

  3. Thanks Kerin and Jane! Jane glad to hear your pepper harvest is doing good. :) Kerin, I love getting the garden tidy for fall as well. :)

  4. Everything looks so lush and beautiful! Thanks for your kind comments on my recent post.



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