ULOG: 🍅 September Gardening Journal

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September Garden Journal update

Our drought is over and now we are getting LOTS of rain.
The harvest continues...

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Flowers

I planted 2 Rose of Sharon shrubs. They are doing fine and even blooming a bit.
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Buds galore!
The south one has more of a blue color to some of the flowers...

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My planted-this-year holly has little white blooms. I ASSume there will be red berries next...
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The zinnias have come back strong with the rain and are providing plenty of cut flowers.
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The transplanted hosta is doing nice with flowers...
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I orderd 48 creeping phlox from directgardening.com
They are teeny and probably 50+% have survived.
I planted them in the raised bed I grew cabbage in.
Does that count as succession planting? haha
I had planned on doing that with veggies, but the weather has been too crazy so I decided to devote my time to other things that need done getting ready for winter...
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Vegetables

Looking forward to next year
I started a new raised bed for asparagus this year. They have great fern-like growth, so I'll ASSume we should start getting a bit of a harvest next year. Woohoo!

  • The big green plants are Italian peppers. They are loaded. Should have enough to freeze some! woohoo!
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Squash
A few more zucchini. I like this variety, it doesn't overwhelm you with way too many, like some.
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Harvested a couple more yellow crooknecks, too.
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Looks like we'll have several butternut squash to put in the root cellar.
I've never grown these before. Who has some tips on when to pick them?

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Here's what my 3 sisters planting ended up looking like...
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Maybe I'll have one watermelon after all. The others didn't survive the drought...
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Better late than never.
The cucumbers are finally starting to make...
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One day's harvest.
We should be able to make some pickles this weekend...
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Tomatoes
My favorite garden veggie.
First we had a drought. Now it's raining too much. haha
My poor tomatoes haven't quite adapted yet to the drastic change.
I had to toss nearly all of the big ones, due to excessive cracking.
Probably half the SunGold cherry tomatoes.
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image.pngMy dog Trixie making sure I didn't drop any edible SunGolds. haha
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Strawberries
New planting in a new raised bed.
These are doing GREAT!!!
We will be eating some strawberries next year! woohoo!!!
The ones I planted in a bag did not survive.
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Waiting to be planted
Hardy Kiwi Issaii
Silver Lace Vine
Rose Fountain Grass
Vinca Groundcover Vine
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Gala Apple - Standard
Mimosa Tree
Chinese Silvergrass
Bud Light seed
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Thanks for your update @wizardave.
Let me start with those zinnias: they are so beautiful. I had some in the garden last year, and I loved how to buds looked like an eye just before the flower opens. :0)

Those peppers look awesome. I never plant them (we eat only sweet peppers), but I like the plant so much - -I'm going to get myself one next year.

Can you believe we didin't have a single zucchini this year? lol.

What a shame of those tomatoes...

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Strange weather here. I replanted zucchini twice and they never sprouted... until the monsoon season (haha) drenched them for several days. I have 1 lone zucchini plant out of 2 packets of seed. It should have time to produce some for me before frost.

What a deal zinnias are. I can keep a bouquet on the table for several months for just the cost of a packet of seeds. However next year they will be free, since I save the seeds...

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