The Jerusalem artichokes are coming into their own. At least the blossoms are. Who knows what their little tubers are doing down in the ground? I’ll find out in Late October or early November when I harvest them again. Last year, they were very tasty.
I had a busy weekend with lots of errands. I changed the closets from summer to fall, turfed out a few pieces of clothing and some shoes, and felt much better prepared for the cooler weather we’ve been having. Another errand was to the shoe repair/tailor to have some slacks repaired. While there, I glimpsed my winter coat, all sewed up and done except for its button holes and buttons. It is quite lovely. Lina did not think the buttons from the old coat would work on this one, so I went off to G Street Fabrics, found it had closed for business, and detoured to JoAnn Fabrics and crafts, where I found some buttons that might work. I’ll take them in on Wednesday when I go to pick up the pants.
Today I stopped by the garden to see if anything needed harvesting.
There were some squash coming on,
some of which were sampled by critters.
There was a nice selection of greens, from chard,
To beet greens.
There were tomatoes and okra, but it’s slowing down.
I took the opportunity to install the cold frame where the bean enclosure had been. Some small lettuces might do well in there over the winter. We’ll see.
Of course, I picked flowers for the house, including a few of the Jerusalem artichokes. More and more I’m scattering seeds as I pick, looking forward to next year’s color.