This year’s crop of grapes is small, and won’t be ripe for at least another month, but I was reminded of what we have to look forward to by this photo of a prior year sent in by neighbors Roy and Mary — thanks for sharing!
This week’s warm weather has encouraged the grapevines to open their first buds.
As grapevines swell with new growth, old bark splits and peels to reveal new bark underneath.
I planted the runner beans too late in the season — we did get some nice vines, and some lovely flowers, but by the time they were getting ready to set fruit it had already turned cool, and in the end there was only one actual pod that was large enough to harvest, yielding just four beans — hardly enough to be worth cooking, so I’ll set them aside to dry and be planted next year… hopefully a little earlier this time!
Last of the little yellow pear tomatoes from my windowsill.
Last of the beefsteaks.
Late blooms on the scarlet runner beans planted in mid-summer.
I love the deep purple hue of these cayenne peppers, still abundant as the autumn harvest from my garden draws to a close.
Harvested a bunch of tomatoes off my windowsill planters.
The first indications of autumn are cropping up in the garden, as the grapevine starts to show some fall color.