Saturday, September 29, 2007

Wonder Weather

By this time last year, the garden gave out to the inevitability of the changing season. Not this year. We're almost into October, but still the plants are sprouting. We've got the best eggplants of the season. The peppers are going strong. The basil won't quit and the tomatoes - well, they just keep growing, taller and taller. The plants look sickly, with their brown leaves, and much of the fruit is cracked and creviced. Still, the tomatoes taste delicious - sweet and juicy. I've kept them on a diet of Miracle Grow Tomato Food every 10 days, as if to hold the fall at bay. Maybe it's working.
I heard the caw of the blue jays (yes, they fly over Manhattan on their way south) last week and I thought the time had come to say adieu to morning watering, pruning and harvesting. But our babies just keep on growing.
I guess there is a positive side to climate change...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Valerie ..
Love this blog and the great recipes. The photos are warm, inviting and first rate! And all the tomatoes you gave us are gone..
Thanks and keep up the great urban gardening!xo Valerie