Wednesday, October 08, 2008
things fall in fall
less gardening updates, also, as less exciting things are happening as the weather cools down. the speckled roman tomatoes, however, have ripened over the last couple of weeks, slowly, slowly, which is fun.
these ones have a habit of dropping off the vine while still green, or splitting, so i have a fine collection of fruits ripening on the windowsill:
from left to right is speckled romans, yellow pears, paul robeson (the only one i got!) and a punnet of chiapas wild.
the plants are dying, even as the last fruit ripens.
the cucumber plant is also dying, while still fattening one last cuke, but it doesn't look picturesque.
i have begun some winter planting. from left to right is onions, swiss chard, and carrots, with a backdrop of the old lettuce crop, now completely gone wild.
i have three different kinds of garlic cloves, ready to pop in pots. luckily i am a container gardener, as all my plants are ready and easy to move to my NEW APARTMENT. which move will happen, uh, late next week. . .
at 9:35 pm