Monday, September 14, 2015

Garden Update: September 14

We’ve had an unusually long spell of hot and dry weather and my yard looked painfully parched.

The end of last week brought some much-needed rain; more than 2 inches fell in a four-day period in my corner of New Jersey.  The yard greened up at once, as if it had been eagerly longing for a drink.

Despite the rain rescue, the dogwood is committed to fall.  That’s fitting as this week we have our first taste of overnight lows in the 50s.

Thanks to my sprinkler, the garden has been getting water all along but it’s still mid-September and that means that the growing season is coming to a close.  I’ll water until the first frost brings an end to the season.

After all, a few more tomatoes fresh off the vine are the best way to hold on to summer.

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