When I stepped outside this morning the wind whipped past with a cold bite for the first time in months. Instead of a warm damp humidity the air has dried out along with the cottonwood leaves. Despite sunshine and 70 degree temperatures I dare say that summer is starting to slip a bit. September is always an interesting month when it comes to produce. The cooler temperatures make you think of apple cakes and warm bean soups but for gardeners and those who frequent the farmer’s market early September means a bounty of tomatoes, fall lettuce, carrots, and more.

 

 

This year we are growing Rosa Bianca eggplants, a beautiful Italian heirloom variety from Seed Savers. The plants are prolific and produce tender eggplants with a thin skin and few seeds.

 

 

 

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