I was planning on putting photos from both Saturday and Sunday in a post, but ended up exporting too many photos, so I'll do Sunday's photos in a different post. After having Thursday night's low in the lower 20s, plants like tomatoes and basils are finished for the season. Other plants are plugging away. The temps this weekend were in the lower 70s. I had wanted to take KJ to a local park with hiking trails, partly so I could take some photos of fall foliage, but he wanted to stay here to play and garden.
This is the plant KJ picked out this spring. He has remembered it's his, and it's still blooming!
I didn't have my camera when we first went outside. KJ said his pumpkin on the porch was getting "yucky". When we took it to the compost pile, we saw that the neighbors had put their first raking of leaves onto the compost pile. He told me to put him up there. It was so sweet. He was willing to get back up there later to show Grandpa how he played in the leaves.
The greens survived the lower 20s so far. Borage and dill plants are sharing the space.
I wish I'd have had the camera when we went across the street with KJ's shovel and a couple hoes. He was such a great helper! He picked the remaining few peppers and lots of green tomatoes. When we got home, he lined a number of them up on the deck, then put them back into the bucket.
I went around and took some photos of plants that have survived so far, and some that are about finished. I'm not going to label them, because I have other things I need to attend to. I do need to say that I'm excited that this bachelor button lived all summer. They usually don't here in my yard. Maybe it's because there is afternoon shade here.
This is the larger 'Marguerite' sweet potato. I heated it up after being baked the day before. It tasted pretty good, and was not dry or stringy.
Let me know if you've tried eating your ornamental sweet potatoes.
It's been a nice fall here in Nebraska. They say cold weather is on the way.