An End of September Garden Tour

It’s the end of September, and although some parts of the country are facing their first frost, we are still having 90 degree heatwaves. I’ve been in Palo Alto for a quarter of a year, so I thought it would be a good time to give you a general update of how my “garden” is looking so far:

Kinda pathetic. On the left are the squash. Behind them are a couple of beans on a trellis and a small patch of tiny mustard greens and kale. On the right side is a failed beet and carrot bed. The carrots didn’t come up at all, and a tiny critter ate most of the beet leaves.


The squash have powdery mildew pretty bad (I should try Eliza‘s suggestion of a baking soda and non-detergent soap spray).


Here’s the one squash that the winter squash plant managed to produce.


The kale are being eaten too!


But at least the beans are starting to produce flowers!


The pineapple sage is still alive as well.


As for the containers….

The marigolds are decent, but they’re crowding out the eggplant. My mistake for planting them so close together. Is it too late to move the eggplant?

The cilantro next to the eggplant is doing well, and starting to produce flowers, which I will happily let it because I want coriander seeds.


Lastly, are these four pots:

The left two pots are geraniums (one grown from a cutting at the end of June, the other grown from a cutting at the end of August). The top right pot is the parsley pot. There’s one tiny seedling that you can’t see in this photo, which might be a weed seed that blew into the pot. The bottom left is mint, which always grows well no matter what and is a good confidence booster.

3 thoughts on “An End of September Garden Tour”

  1. You can try moving the eggplant, but try getting as much soil around the root as you can and shift it quickly to its new home and water well. Keep out of direct sunlight for a few days and gradually reintroduce it over another few days back to sunlight. If moving out of sunlight is not possible, cover with something to shade it for a few days until its roots acclimate. Good luck!

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