By mid-September, plenty of new eggplant were forming on the larger plants like this little cutie.
Some of the smaller plants were putting all they had into a single fruit. A few seemed a bit anemic, although they tasted good… possibly past its prime in this shot.
The rainbow chard was looking more or less healthy and we were using it daily, although it did seem a bit fragile in the cooler weather.
The beets took awhile that season to get up to size… some were great eating but a few we waited too long to pick and they were a bit woody even though they weren’t large, just a bit long in the tooth.
A few of the purple pole beans were starting to show some age as well, a little less colorful– in July and August they were a bold purple color. Some of the bean plant leaves were starting to age and fall.
But the other pole beans, of a green variety, were sizing up like champs… sometimes even finding their way up over the fence and into the neighbors’ tree. These ones are a solid eight feet up. The green ones are a bit more tender than their purple cousins. Both have strings that need to be pulled out once they get above a certain size.
Still good harvests in September!