Monday, August 29, 2016

End of summer

Another raised-bed garden is going to seed/weed.

My tomatoes slowly ripen, and the beans have all become fodder for the Mexican Bean Beetles.  Oh well.  At least I've got the aphids on the tomatoes somewhat under control with my garlic spray...though we shall see about tomatoes.  They are so slow to ripen!

And picking them and placing them on a windowsill doesn't seem to hurry the process.  They just stop growing, I think.

I'm still learning about gardening.

School starts here today...which is very late compared to other years.  Not sure why...

For me it just means driving with avoidance of school buses dropping off or picking up kids on our two lane highways, which means lots of stops.  If I didn't drive a stick-shift that wouldn't be quite as aggravating.  Pushing the clutch in and out for about a hundred times keeps my left leg in some kind of shape I guess!

There are still 2 more days of August.  And even though my open windows at night give me soft breezes of 62 degrees at night, I know there're plenty more summer-like hot days ahead.





1 comment:

  1. The window sill method of ripening isn't the best. Try putting them in a cardboard box or a paper bag. Some suggest adding a banana to the container and for some reason that helps the ripening.
    I really missed having good tomatoes this year. We didn't plant any and the local sources had a bad year. :-(

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