Update from the Gardens
The color that is beginning to emanate from the pumpkins is only matched by the color leaping out of the marigold patch. We are getting a second wave of green beans and cucumbers from our late plantings. As we are focused mainly on harvest and preservation (freezing corn, making saurkraut, stringing up cayenne peppers to dry, making pesto), we are also trying to scan through gardens and pull any flowering weeds in order to reduce weed pressure in the coming seasons. Our field tomatoes are showing a bit of blossom end rot, a condition tied to heavy rains after a draught. However, it seems the later fruit set is growing out of it and we'll have the tomatoes we need for canning sauce for the winter.