Despite the continuing heat wave that is making September feel more like July, the garden has noticed the shorter days and the hot weather crops are slowing down. Fortunately, fall crops are stepping in. While still baby sized and immature, fall veggies are lying in wait for their chance to take over once summer has ceded control of the garden.
Some summer veggies are on their last legs. Tomato vines are dying back, even as the fruit is still ripening, but we're hoping for another month of tomatoes.
Peppers and eggplants are thriving in this late summer heat, and may stick around until the frost.
Summer squash are nearly done. They continue putting out bright orange blossoms right up until the end.
Meanwhile, the fall crops are moving in and starting to come up.
It's hard to imagine when the temperature is hovering around 30 and the humidity is thick in the air, but fall is just around the corner. Are you ready?