Thursday, August 12, 2010

Clean up. Clean up. Everybody everwhere.

This has been clean up week in my garden. If you've been reading for a while you already know that I've been battling the powdery mildew on my zucchini and cucumber for weeks now.

So after hacking a majority of leaves off of the zucchini plants I was able to get a good look at their root systems. I wasn't surprised to find whole lot of root rot snarling at me from the soil. I pulled up three of the zucchini plants in the garden and decided that their time had passed. I had to admit defeat.

My cucumbers haven't produced anything edible at all; however, they did manage to rope themselves around every last plant in my garden. I decided to admit defeat there as well and give them the old heave ho. So now I'm down to one zucchini plant in the garden and two thriving on the side of the house. Fine by me. I was a bit overzealous with my intended zucchini crop at the beginning. I overcrowded my plants and have learned my lesson.

I've been pondering my late summer / early fall planting. I know I want to plant garlic, but I'm not sure what else.

I'm also watching my eggplant plants hoping that although they haven't given me fruit yet, they might. They are all flowering, but that's about it. Any suggestions?

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