Autumn has finally arrived here in the Charleston, SC area. The temperatures are now in the upper 70s or low 80s during the day and in the low 60s at night. We had a cold front come through this past weekend, and yesterday’s low temperature was 46! Thankfully, it warmed up quickly, and I was able to spend the day in the garden, planting some more fall crops – more lettuce and kale, turnips, radishes, and cilantro. I also planted peas, though we’re not supposed to plant them again until January, but why not give it a whirl? Elsewhere in the garden, things are growing and looking a little more robust.
My snap bean plants are growing their first beans. I might get my first harvest sometime this coming week.
After a dry August, my garden received over 11 inches of rain in September! I guess that’s why I found these mushrooms in the pot of one of my key lime trees.
IN THE GARDEN:
Speaking of my key limes, I have a wonderful bunch of them growing bigger by the day.
My peppers are getting more and more flowers now that the weather is cooler. And look at all the jalapenos on this plant.
While picking raspberries yesterday, I noticed that one of my canes has grown so long it’s intertwined with my eggplant.
I had to replant several types of lettuce yesterday. I think the strong rain after I originally planted them washed the seed away or something. However, the red sails lettuce germinated and is growing well.
My kale now has their first true leaves.
My escarole is growing so well, I’ll have to thin it soon.
I found yet another pumpkin growing along my fence.
While I was harvesting the other day, I found this bumblebee on my pepper plant. I think it was injured because it seemed to be struggling. However, the next day, he was gone. I hope he was okay. We need all the bees we can get.
On a happier note, I found this little guy crawling on a pumpkin leaf.
To see the Garden Bounty I harvested this past week, click here.
How’s your garden doing?