The days are decidedly cooler and nighttime temperatures are dropping to around that 50 F mark tonight.
So, someone oughta get going around here because before I know it, the weatherman is going to start throwing around the dreaded "F" word, frost, and I won't be ready.
Someone oughta pick these peppers and give them away or cut 'em up to freeze for chili in the winter time. Nothing warms you like chili in the winter that's warmed up by your own homegrown jalapeno peppers.
Someone oughta replant this perennial!
Have you ever seen such a poor job of planting? It's not deep enough, not watered enough and not mulched enough. In my defense...
This perennial came in a one gallon plastic pot, but clearly within that pot it was growing primarily in a smaller peat pot. I thought I had planted it deep enough, but that peat pot sticking up is a problem. It will 'wick away' the moisture around the plant, for one thing.
I had almost given this plant up for dead, but that little bit of green means it is still alive. But it will never make it through the winter if I leave it like this. I need to dig it up, replant it just a bit deeper, MULCH it, and then water it well and continue to water it until at least the first frost.
Someone oughta finish off this sunflower seed head.
Then when the birds have done their part, I need to cut it down and chip it up for the compost bin. I always leave my sunflowers for the birds to eat. I like to watch them hanging upside down to pick out the seeds.
Yep, there's a whole lotta oughta going on around here. Guess I oughta get to it.
(Update: Cosmo is right! I oughta link to the very nice interview that Sue of The Balcony Gardener asked me to do. If you think you oughta now more about me, check it out!)