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.
‘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.
Striking magenta zinnias attract monarchs and other pollinators. They’re a favorite of bumble bees too.
Satsuma tangerines grow larger and will turn their cheery orange for harvest in November.
The harvest of strawberry guavas began last week.
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.
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ trails around the base of the tangerine tree and is a favorite of the bees.
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.