Lately I have been visiting my garden right before the sun sets. Tomorrow will be different. There is definitely some harvesting and work to be done in the garden. I spotted some gigantic squash tonight, a large cucumber, many tomatoes and plenty of swiss chard and kale. I also want to plant a few things for my winter garden like carrots and greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula).
The lettuce plants that I let go to seed are full of fluffy pods. Every time I walk by I collect a few seeds from the pods that have dried out. The bush beans pods are also drying up. I am enjoying letting my plants mature and collecting their seeds. Actually, it’s a great excuse to be lazy and leave the plants in my garden alone. I am so busy right now with preserving food that I hardly have time to pull weeds or do any other garden maintenance. Next week my sister arrives and I will glad to have an extra pair of hands to help with all the work that needs to be done.