September has always been my favourite month (probably due to my having been born in this month…). As a vegetable farmer, September is especially nice for me because of the reduction in the growth of weeds, the fruition of the much anticipated longer-season crops (winter squash, melons, eggplant, coloured peppers), and the sadness and longing-for the cooler weather (and future frost date). I am sad about the approaching cool weather because it means the end of many of my favourite vegetables being in season and the ability to eat straight “off the vine.” But the excitement is for what this fall and winter have in store for us….hibernation. We have plenty to do this winter (more on that in the next post!) and are currently busy preserving our September bounty so we keep well-fed all winter. But there is definitely excitement in the crisp morning air!
The picture above is one of our favourite tomatoes we grew this year: White cherry. Very elegant and softly-sweet.
Beautiful heirloom ‘Moon and Stars’ watermelon. The sky is very beautiful reflected in a watermelon!