Sunday, September 09, 2007

I Smell Fall!

There is no doubt about it, fall is in the air in my little neck of the woods. September is always a bittersweet month for me and my little patch o' the earth. I do so love fall crops. Spinach, lettuce, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, and pumpkins make me smile. But I also fell a sense of urgency. I know that fall can betray me. One early frost plus one ill prepared me can equal the loss of my entire fall crop. Right now I have to clean up my leftovers from summer and still try to squeeze out the best that fall can offer. It's a delicate balance. Sometimes I win and have a great fall crop. Sometimes I lose and have a bunch of icky wilty veggies that can only be eaten by my crazy Husky. I'm not sure if I am quite ready to leave summer behind and play the fall garden game. But it appears that I may not have any choice.

I'm off to plant some frost resistant spinach and check on my fall peas. :)


Dapoppins said...

I love the smell of fall. But it was 93 degrees here yesterday!

a soldier's wife said...

I love fall! I'm so weird, but I like that slightly melancholy (sp) feeling that's in the air, when it gets cool, the leaves are turning, and it gets dusk out earlier.
Good luck with your garden :) It sounds like you've got a great one and I've enjoyed hearing about it this summer.