Good Morning Garden!
Good morning to you all! I hope everyone of you having pleasant and beautiful morning in the garden (sipping coffee on the patio) after over night rain. Fall garden is finally happy with fresh showers from mother nature, we got about 1.25" rain.
Workload from office, fall teaching, new research proposals and 3 restless kiddos kept me too busy then few domestic travels, then had camping and boating at Lake Taxon last weekend. With all that we still managed to tender fall garden.
Things kept me off from GW texting. I wish Garden Web will bring an app for iPhone as will like facebook, it will be much easier to access and text while watching TV.
Overall things are going much better, we have been continuously harvesting fresh produce from the all those drought tollarant plants such as gourds, cluster beans, pole beans/hyacinths beans, okra, cucumbers, eggplants, etc ... now falls produce such as spinach, mustard greens, cilantro, fenugreek. All kinds of chillies. Spinach and edible amaranth are growing superb! picking tons of the spinach, truckload of the edible gourds almost every other day. I remove few rows of tomatoes as there are tons of the green tomatoes, i guess all will not ripe before cold hit. So I yanked two beds to make room for garlic.
Flowers: roses are bounced back and blooming beautifully, same with other natives flowers and vines. Hummers seems to left bit early this time. All bugs are gone finally. expect some lady bugs and crickets and few grass hopes here and there. One think very interesting to note is, I am seeing lot of praying mantis this year, i never seem that many before. Pond become beautiful and sweet potato vines growing crazing around the pond.
Overall its not bad year as I expected! I am planing few more things this saturday, then heading to India trip for 2 weeks.
Have a happy fall gardening.
Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Pics