9.16.10 Garden Update: Last Gasp

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photos by george billard
Fall is encroaching on our garden. Though we'll still be getting kale, chard, broccoli and collards for weeks to come (inshallah), the basil suddenly turned punky and the last tomatoes are hanging heavy on the vine. It was a banner year here in Eldred, and G's photos tell the story...
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does anyone know what that plant is with the purple flower?
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I'll miss sleeping in the barn
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the small plant in the foreground went on to produce the chiles below
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these are incredibly hot!
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ruby chard
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heirlooms and japanese eggplant
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bound for sauce


Bill's dad thinks the purple flowered plant is Clematis.
Lisa on September 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm —
Nope, definitely not clematis. It's stalky, not a vine, the flowers are in clusters and it has long, slim dark green pods that hang off it...
laura on September 19, 2010 at 7:25 am —