This may be my last post of the year for the vegetable garden, but I'm happy to say it was a darn good year. And today was a great day! It is September 25 and I've only lost a few zucchini leaves to 3o overnight temperatures a week ago. No frost. No snow. And no sign of it in the forecast. Lots of tomatoes still ripening on the vine. Life is pretty good!
Today I am picking the last of the lettuce which is starting to bolt and go bitter, and there are only a few peas left to pick, but scarlet runner beans, swiss chard, kohlrabi, carrots, beets and tomatoes are still in bounteous supply. I will be having a fresh tomato, basil and bocconcini salad for supper tonight. Is there anything yummier?
Next year I plan to install some brackets in order to put hoops and frost cloth over the raised beds to extend the season. But I want to put the brackets on the inside of the boxes, so this will be best done in spring. This year, I'll just be happy to be harvesting frost-tolerant chard, beets and carrots into October.