September 9, 2010

Waning Days of Summer

It’s no secret, the days of summer are quickly shortening.  From the 8:30 sunset of just a few weeks ago to the 7:08 sunset last night.   Days are shorter, nights are cooler and good old Fall is creeping in.  I love Fall.  It’s that “other” season that follows it that I don’t like so much. 

In past years this would be the time I would ponder putting the garden to bed.  Not this year.   The tomatoes are still doing well yet other things have been yanked out.  Making room for a few experiments.

I planted these a couple of weeks ago…

0908 Beets

0908 Peas

0908 Turnip
Will they be ready before the frost?  I dunno.  But I would never know if I didn’t try!  We shall see.

Today I added these…..
0908 Baby SPinach
30 days to maturity.  Maybe.

0908 Salad Mix
42 days.  Maybe.

I’ve had a new helper in the garden this year.  One of my daughters has moved back in (until further notice) and brought with her, her  four legged friend.  Ms. Elsa (aka:  Salsa, Sausalito, Monkey, Bubby, and so and so on.). 

It has become a daily ritual for her to check on the veggies with me.  Oddball that she is, she has taken to eating a few things that I harvest.

0908 Pug 1
She loves freshly cherry tomatoes and peas.   Today I offered a sweet banana pepper.

0908 Pug 2
Yup.  She liked that too.

It is with mixed feelings that I say goodbye to summer (not yet, but soon!).  I do welcome the cooler temperatures for sure.  Enjoy the waning days!


Gabriele Agustini said...

I'm new here and am really enjoying your blog!
What a cute dog! It's amazing what they'll eat.
Thanks for sharing,
PS I've become one of your "Followers".
If you're like me,
I'm sure you love when those numbers go up! :)

oldgreymare said...

Ms Elsa is so cute! I have a friend with 2 pugs and they are so loving and sweet.

Oh how I wish I could garden....someday when I have dirt and not desert sand....


Thank you for stopping by - was going to send you an email but none in your here will have to do! :-0

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

I hear you... One of my daughters has moved back in too!
We started out with 2 dogs, now I have 4! But, I love them all!
Ms Elsa is soooo cute!
Thank you for sharing!

~~Carol~~ said...

I welcome Fall with open arms! It was such a hot summer that I spent trapped in the air conditioning. Not fun, because I'm an avid gardener. I hope you have success with your Fall crop. My dad used to grow beets, and I loved eating the greens, with a little vinegar splashed on them. YUM!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Tootsie said...

oh how I had so much to add to a comment...and then I saw that adorable puppy...and forgot all that I was going to say!!!
I will ask you to give that little wrinkled nose a little kiss for me!

LV said...

So nice of your to drop by for a visit. I enjoyed your blog and trust your little plants do well.

Griselda said...

Wonderful blog!!
My dogs wait around to see if something falls while I cook and they love veggies too!