The cool is starting to feel cold in the mornings and evenings a touch too fast this year. But the garden is still fighting the good fight despite the all too quickly turning seasons.
Nothing announces the arrival of Fall better than going from 80 weather to 43 degree windchill, overnight. Gotta love that Atlanta weather! And as Mother Nature brought Fall in last night, she huffed and puffed blew my okra down!
Errrr, grow? And grow it did! For all the garden abuse that I’ve dished out this September, my gardens have forgiven my transgressions and are loving me/us back never the less. After a short (but very recharging) vacation, I came back to find these lovely surprises in my garden, some of which are new (and SUPER exciting) to us.
Life happened. And thusly, so did some garden abuse (okay, okay, a LOT of garden abuse). Time to get back up in the saddle.
I hope if you are stateside, that you got to enjoy a lovely and long Labor Day weekend. We spent a significant portion of our weekend getting our first round of fall crops into the ground. Here in the South, you’ve got to learn to love to sweat in order to have any gardening success I think. Even in the early mornings in Atlanta, the humidity at the very least is heavy enough you could cut it with a knife. Thusly, our Lovingly Grown garden is absolutely a labor of love in order to have us keep plugging along at it.
Here is a glimpse of what is currently planted in our garden (and when we planted it):