I guess I was a little premature in my bragging the last time I posted about my garden. Because suddenly, everything went downhill. We got 4 more beans after the first 3, bringing us to a grand total of 7 for 9 plants. The zucchinis kept growing to a certain point and then molding and rotting on the plant. And after getting 3-4 cucumbers, all the baby ones on the vine stopped growing. I left them for a few weeks, but nothing. And then the cucumber plant got powdery mildew.
I could have put more effort into saving everything, but since it’s mid-August anyway, I decided to throw in the towel and take out all the ailing plants. I harvested the rest of the lettuce and kale too. So here’s what’s going on now:
Petit Gris de Rennes melon. This is the only one that’s gotten big without turning yellow and falling off. I have it in a sling made from a t-shirt to help support the weight. If something happens to it before it ripens, I will weep bitter tears. Bitter! Tears!
I am finally getting some tomatoes! I have this in a planter and it’s so top-heavy that it keeps falling over in even the slightest breeze–I brought it in the porch and set it in the sun, so I’m hoping everything will still ripen.
Can you believe that August is more than halfway over? Are you still getting summer veggies from your garden or has it started slowing down?
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