Everywhere I look in the garden these days there are more and more colors bursting into view: red tomatoes, purple cosmos, yellow squash, the orange of ripening pumpkins, and everywhere the green green green of a fully flourishing August garden. There are so many treasures tucking into small places and under leaves, and it is a daily adventure to pull up the root vegetables to see what's actually happening below the ground.
So far the onions have been a success, the garlic a failure, the carrots a thumbs up, and all the potatoes looking good from above ground! We recently spent some time cleaning out the old root cellar in the basement of our 200 + year old farmhouse.
There is a small, enclosed space in the basement complete with old wood shelving to store cold storage in the basement. There was already an assortment of old things down there , but it didn't take long to get it cleaned and ready for use this fall and winter since it isn't hard to imagine that in just a few short months, the greens of August will be replaced with the whites of winter.
How's your garden growing?
Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating. I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying. You can join the fun in 2 ways:
- If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden
- If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week
- And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week