I took some photos of my garden today. It looks more like September out there and I am not sure why? Everything except for the tomatoes is winding down now. It still looks big and overgrown and that is something I will not do next year. The regular corn above is tasseling out but looking spindly to me. The popcorn has the coolest colored tassels that the camera cannot do justice. Here are a few photos of the colors and I am assuming the popcorn will be the same color but not sure? That is IF it develops at all!
That one above is what they look like when they first start forming. The colors are bold, then they fade. The above one is a deep burgundy and the photo above that is pink. My sweet peppers on the deck are late and some just start to fruit and fall off.
I was beside myself when I found this Turks Turban gourd above!! I know these look like overgrown summer squash but I didn’t grow any summer squash so I am thinking these are gourds? I planted a mixture packet.
A couple of green striped gourds…..love these. Sunflowers are just starting to open. They got heavily attacked by copper beetles this year. And the birds love to knock the petals off and get to the seeds! I made a mistake in growing these Roma tomatoes. I should have done more research. They are supposed to be great for making tomato paste. How mush tomato paste can one make?? Next year I will go back to the Brandywine. The ones that taste just like an Amato’s tomato in an Italian sandwich!! You Mainers know what I’m talking about!!
I don’t know if you can see it amongst the weeds but that’s a butternut squash above. I have quite a few of those. That’s my favorite squash. I will cook and freeze some for the holidays. So…that’s it for now….until the harvest in a couple of weeks!!