Nearing the End…

We are definitely nearing the end of the busy gardening season. This week in the garden, the zinnias and the roma tomatoes have come to an end. The zinnias have been looking pretty pitiful ever since the powdery mildew showed up a few weeks ago. The roma tomatoes could have lasted another week, but the temperatures are so cool that they would not have ripened.

Tomatoes coming outWe picked off any tomatoes showing a hint of color, as well as the green tomatoes that were of mature size. The plants went to the compost bin and the cages went into storage. We could leave the straw to decompose into the soil, but we prefer to put it in the compost bins instead.

Emptier GardenThe garden looks just a little sad when I walk out the door now… 😦

Pre-CompostWe should have some beautiful compost come spring!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on October 7, 2009, in Around the Garden, Working in the Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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