Garden update 8/22

Things are definitely feeling like they’re starting to wind down in the garden. Most of the squash has at least some traces of powdery mildew, so it’s only a matter of time before they’re all dead. Onions are all ready to be picked, and the potatoes look like they’re getting there. Beans are still going strong (the bush beans are starting to flower again since I’ve ripped the peas out), and the peas I replanted are starting to come up.

We finally have some regular tomatoes ripening, and several eggplant. I still would like to replant some spinach, but I need to get on that soon. I also want to give some plants one final feeding to see if I can coax a little more out of them before the season is truly over.

Cucumbers continue to produce, and the second batch is just starting to come in (I planted cukes in two waves, so I have eight new plants just now reaching maturity). All of a sudden, it’s getting pretty cool at night, down into the 50s, so I’m not sure how that will affect the plants that like the heat. Definitely more fall weather than summer. But the weather is always the wild card, especially this year.

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