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In My Garden Today, Early September

In My Garden Today, Early September

Come wander with me through my kitchen garden as the summer crops fade. The garden has a ragged edge now as September begins . I’m sketching out my plans for the fall-winter garden and will begin planting in a few weeks.

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‘Royal Burgundy’ bush beans thrive in the late summer heat. Their deep purple color makes them easy to find among the leaves; and there’s the bonus of the antioxidant, anthocyanin that give the beans their color.

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Striking magenta zinnias attract monarchs and other pollinators. They’re a favorite of bumble bees too.

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Satsuma tangerines grow larger and will turn their cheery orange for harvest in November.

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The harvest of strawberry guavas began last week.

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French sorrel soldiers on even in the warm days and part sun. Absent lettuce in the garden now, I mix it with arugula for a salad.

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Geranium ‘Rozanne’ trails around the base of the tangerine tree and is a favorite of the bees.

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And the artichokes expand to fill their allotted corner, preparing even now for an early spring crop.

Join me again in a few weeks for a walk through the garden.

Eat Your Water

Eat Your Water

September

September