The Early Planting Experiment

Okay, so there is definitely one catch with planting early in the season. 

It’s mid-August, and the food garden is really winding down. This is a few weeks earlier than usual, but the plants are nearing the end of their life cycles. There’s still plenty of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant coming in (although the plants are looking tired now), but the cucumbers are almost done, and the summer squash is finished. Ah, well. 

The upshot is that we had plenty of food early in the season. We have new, young squash plants ready to go into the ground now, but I really doubt they will have enough time to mature. The cantaloupe is getting bigger, and that’s a plus. If we hadn’t planted so early, we probably wouldn’t have cantaloupe. And there are some small watermelons on the ground. I wonder if they’ll have time to mature.

That autumn light is just starting to show.



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