Six On Saturday – September 1

A new month is upon us! Lots of harvesting happening here, and dahlia season is in full swing, so it makes sense that my Six are about the fruits, veggies and flowers dominating Coppertop right now. To see what’s up in others’ gardens, visit The Propagator in the U.K.

ONE — Apple harvesting has begun with the ripening of fruit on our two Yellow Transparent trees. Hubby has begun fermenting hard cider, his fourth vintage. Two other varieties of apples will require picking and storing this month.

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TWO — I have a large raised bed of Giant Musselburgh leeks that I intend to turn into a permanent leek bed by overwintering and also gently peeling off and starting baby leeks as I harvest their parents. The harvest began this week.

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THREE — Taking a break indoors from all the harvesting, I appreciate the beautiful peach, pink, and coppery tones of this dahlia, Sherwood’s Peach.

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FOUR — Back to the veg garden, it’s been the season to harvest garlic! So far I’m curing about 75% of the crop in the shed. These are Duganski and German Red heads planted Fall 2017. The other heads are yet to be dug.

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FIVE — It’s now or never for planting fall and winter crops. This week I transplanted cauliflower and more broccoli, and I have Chinese cabbage and kale transplants still to get in, plus spinach to sow this weekend.

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SIX — Another lovely break with a visit to the dahlia cutting beds.

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