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Finally some rain

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August was very dry in Virginia. The garden, which was as prolific as ever through July, pretty much stopped in its tracks. Corn stopped plumping up. Tomato plants withered in the 90 degree heat. Only the hot peppers thrived.

Finally a soaking rain today.

Equinox Harvest

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Fall is arriving, both astronomically and in terms of the weather here on Earth.

The Autumn garden cleanup is only 25% complete. Here’s the last big haul.

Harvest on the Equinox

Harvest on the Equinox

There is plenty of work to do yet to prepare for winter.

Corn down.  Sunflower down.  Call 911.

Corn down. Sunflower down. Call 911.

Plenty of hot peppers to come.

Plenty of hot peppers to come.

The last remaining row of giant sunflowers.

The last remaining row of giant sunflowers.

Watermellon patch, scraggly last corn and browning tomatoes

Watermellon patch, scraggly last corn and browning tomatoes