The days are becoming noticeably shorter and the nights a little cooler. There has been a shift in the garden. The kale, swiss chard and most of the beets are harvested and in their place I’ve planted some winter walla walla onions, lettuce, carrots, parsnips, pac choi and sui choi. The tomatoes are heavy with fruit, which we indulge in daily. The peppers are turning red and the Thai peppers are finally making fruit. I had almost lost hope that we’d get any peppers from these plants.
As my garden slowly transitions I am already thinking about next year. I want to plant some garlic this fall so I’m trying to envision where I will plant everything next year so there are no space conflicts. Yesterday as I was wandering through my gardens dreaming away, I unknowingly stepped on a fire ant hill. Apparently my foot wasn’t to their liking and they declared an attack. Now I’m waging war with these little beasts, it seems they don’t like boiling water being poured down their homes.