The roadside vegetable garden is winding down for the year a bit early I think. The tomatoes were blighted. The cucumbers wilted. The potatoes were dug and the squashes are slowing down.
The beans and peas are long gone and the sweet corn is all et up, yummy, minus what was shared with the raccoon.
There is still food in there. I have yet to harvest the butternut squash and there are still peppers, leeks, beets and carrots from the first sowing. A second sowing of the beets and carrots was done in early August and I may get a fall crop from them.
It just looks so empty like I should plant something to fill all that space and I can't. It's too late. It's so sad. Maybe a little lettuce? Some sweet peas perhaps?
As I get more settled and have more time to focus on it, I am bound to learn more season extending vegetable tricks. The first trick I need to accomplish are row covers to protect tiny seedlings. Then maybe I can grow me some spinach.
Now I just watch it slowly fade away.
Meanwhile the sunny utility meadow is launching into its final spectacular crescendo.
And the goldenrods and blue asters are just now thinking about joining in.