Bright Spots in the August Garden

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Bright Spots in the August Garden

I’m planning to start over in the fall, but for now I’m going to emphasize the positive.

Like these peppy little flowers. These little black eyed Susans are great. I was expecting them to be much bigger, but they are so sweet.

Aren’t these the cutest little tomatoes you’ve seen? I’m going to save seeds and plant more. If I start seeds this month, they should be ready for the fall garden.

I’m still picking muscadine grapes from my backyard. They’re growing wild up some trees, and I have been enjoying them fresh.

Picked this beauty this morning. I saw a yummy recipe with eggplant, tomatoes, and cheeses that I may try.

I usually dice eggplant, sauté it with garlic, then add it to a veggie scramble; but I may branch out this time. 

What’s going on in your garden? Any plans for a fall garden?

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5 responses »

  1. I did start some broccoli this week as well as cauliflower and kale. If I can keep the bunnies away there might be a chance for fall.
    Impressive eggplant 🙂

    • Thanks! I put the eggplant in a stirfry. Good for you for starting some fall crops. I’m holding out for fall. I took pictures of the bright spots in the garden, but overall it’s pretty dismal out there.

  2. Sounds like you’ve had a very successful garden. With our severe drought we’ve had limited success. Tomatoes, carrots, onions, and a few peppers. We got a couple of zucchini and a few yellow squash. That was really disappointing. Who can’t grow zucchini for goodness sakes? I remember having so much as a zucchini I didn’t know what to do with it…. years ago and I wasn’t even trying that hard! This was the first time we grew onions and I was really shocked how easy it is and how much better they taste.

    • Zucchini is tricky for me. I had good success with ‘Black Zucchini’ this year, and may try it again this fall. We just had a week of intermittent rain, and it’s very sad out in the garden. Sounds like the opposite of you. I’m trying to maintain what I have, but am going to try to have a good fall garden. In fact, that makes me want to pull some kale out of the freezer. Gardening is an adventure!!! I’m glad I don’t have to depend on it to be able to eat!

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