The Accountant's Garden

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Sunday, September 21, 2003

I have always been fascinated at different times of year by what people deem as a "Harvest Moon." Some people just see a large moon in the sky and, regardless of the time of year, state "Look at that Harvest Moon." I have found answers to dispell this confusion. As it turns out, every full moon has a name - people just seem to remember the Harvest Moon. The true Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox, in the 8th month of the Lunar year. This year, it fell on September 10th. The Hunter's Moon falls in the 9th lunar month, which will be October 9th this year. To find out more about all the full moons, visit the Farmers Almanac - Full Moons and Their Meanings.

My summer garden is nearing the end of its natural life, I think. It will soon be time to pull out the zucchini and cucmber plants. My cilantro and green beans have already expired. However, the peppers and eggplant are starting to take off and we have tomatoes a-plenty.

Amazingly, despite the hot weather and lack of water, the strawberries are expanding. They're trying to take over!!

And we have peppers and eggplant...

We had a great BBQ this last weekend of summer. One of our very close friends, Graham, moved back into the area, so we had a good time Friday though Saturday. Our BBQ consisted of veggie meats, potato salad, curried coleslaw, cantaloup, vegetable kabobs, and a variety of cheeses.

October Gardening Tip: Plant cool-season vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, lettuce and other greens.


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