Update from the Gardens
After fizzling out in the hot and dry August days, the green beans, rejuvenated by a deep reaching rain, are flowering and fruiting again. The sunflowers and golden rods are still singing as the first of the maple leaves turn orange and red. We started pulling the winter squash and pumpkins out of the garden, but some of the plants which had started to die back with underripe squash, are now putting energy into finishing the ripening process. The sweet corn season has officially ended, and we have started cutting the stalks for people in the neighborhood who use them for decoration. The light has truly changed, but the growth in the carrots, beets, daikon, and celery root has not ceased.