The latest monthly garden report reveals troop-strength at historical summer lows.
The legions of tomatoes, once proudly at attention, are now “at ease” and nearly falling out of formation. In fact, two recently went AWOL.
The sunflower looks to have enjoyed a little too much R&R.
And the beans are just plain going to seed.
But there is hope yet for the Rebellion. A few new recruits were drafted by my uncle during a trip home a couple weeks ago. I’ve given these bush beans the barracks formerly occupied by the lettuce, none of which survived the last solar assault.
And though the tomato plants have seen their finest hour, they have a few surprises left. We ought to have enough for a few salads yet.