I am told by Weather Channel personnel that this Sunday will mark theend of this year’s growing season in Eastern Pennsylvania. The temperature is predicted to drop below 32 degrees and tender crops and flowers will return to the soil from which they sprang. Another season ends, a new one begins.
I have Friday plans to remove all Vinca, Impatiens, marigolds, tomatoes and peppers. I hope the broccoli, kale and chrysanthemums will weather a few frosty nights.
I’m not ready to let go. This series of photographs will help me through the long, cold winter days I know – are coming.
Then I was left with the knowledge there was less growth time in front of me than behind me. What to do? Turn to Martha Stewart for her extended season growing calendar. I purchased kale, planted seeds, continued to water and weed and now… A testimony to patience and perseverance!
Second crop of cabbage from original plant. The fist head was removed and eaten and the base left. All plants produced second, smaller heads great for casseroles and slaws.
These pepper plants were found growing in the compost pile and transplanted into a new garden area.
Green string beans grown from last years harvested seeds