I always like to empty out the pots and hanging baskets before it gets too cold.
Even though the plants are still quite nice, I’m just ready to clean it all up. We’re not sitting outside much anymore, and I start to neglect the watering and deadheading.
But empty pots are really kind of depressing. Definitely feels like the season is coming to an end.
I did find some good stuff in the garden yet today. Lots of cherry tomatoes, and a few flowers left yet to pick.
A pailful of onions to dry, and some gourds for fall decor. And a few perfect red peppers.
Most of the garden vegetables have been disappointing this year. Carrots were smothered by the gourds and shaded by huge sunflowers.
The beets just never grew much either. Most of the broccoli plants never even developed heads. Beans started to mould and rot in the constant damp.
But, the flowers were great, and the onions and shallots were really good. Plenty of peppers, too.
And gourds. Lots of gourds.