Friday, September 12, 2008

Autumn Has Arrived

The warm weather crops are really starting to slow down these last couple of days. Our temperatures have only been in the 60s during the day. Brrr. The eggplants are no longer growing to 5 or 6 inches. Now they are starting to ripen at 3 inches. They are cute little tiny eggplant. It takes a few to make anything with them.

The newly set jalapenos are falling off the plant before they grow. The older ones seem to be fine, but unless our weather warms up significantly no more will grow.

The beans are taking ages to grow. Usually my Kentucky Wonder beans have a window of about a day where you can pick them before they grow too large. Now they are ripening slowly.

The cucumbers are only giving me one or two a day. They used to produce twice as much.

Fall is definately in the air. That prompted me to check out my pumpkin. It is starting to turn orange. The plant itself looks pitiful, all covered in powdery mildew, but I think the pumpkin might actually win the race over the mildew. I hope so. I can imagine the taste of pumpkin pie every time I look at it.


  1. We have had some pretty warm days this past week which I am trying to enjoy as it won't be much longer now before we start to cool off.

    Powdery mildew is such an awful thing to deal with in the garden. Your poor pumpkin looks like it has a dusting of snow on it. At least it is still holding on and I can't wait to see another picture of it in a few more weeks!

  2. After a cool August, September is turning out to be a little more dry and we're expected to be in the upper 70's and 80's this week... whew!! Plenty of time for tomatoes to finish ripening!! Good luck on your pumpkin!

  3. It does kind of look like snow. Luckily it isn't that . . . yet.

    We might get some warm weather again too. I'm hoping.