Friday PhotoEssay – October 3rd

It is cold this morning! In fact, it is colder now than when I got up this morning. Brr!

As you can see, the tomatoes are gone! All the heirlooms were removed, ans well as the Jet Star from the MG Faves garden. We also removed the trellis over the walkway, as the plants were pretty much done and diseased. The Juliet tomato is still going strong as the only remaining tomato plant in the garden.

The kohlrabi we transplanted earlier this fall is starting to form the bulbs. They still have a ways to go, but it is always fun to see plants progress.

The Herb & Flower & Pollinator Garden has been quite a chameleon this year, with different plants taking center stage at different times. Right now this Mexican Blue Sage is clearly the star (as well as behaving like something of a thug in growing over other plants). In hindsight, I wish that I had taken weekly pictures of this garden to capture the transformation.

We have been getting some really nice yellow (wax) beans from the ‘Rocdor’ bean plants that were planted in late July. I don’t know why, but I prefer yellow beans over the green.

Our container herbs have done fairly well, although I noticed this morning that the pineapple sage (the big green plant at the top of the picture) still hasn’t started blooming. It may not get quite enough sun there. The other thing I noticed is that the mint has escaped the containers in a couple places. It seems to be quite fond of the location. Oh well, at least it isn’t in one of the raised beds?

Have a great weekend!


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.

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