It's a bust - we're starting over.
I salvaged some onions and a few green beans
but the big garden was a failure.
We had a wet, sloppy, cold Spring
followed by a sudden burst of the 90's
and no rain. The garden weeds had grown out
of control and then amazingly, everything wilted.
The squash bugs are in check but we find we
have an infestation of what I think are flea beetles
on the squash (acorn, not the pumpkins).
On top of it I've felt terrible for three weeks,
doing better now but I wasn't up to gardening.
There's a potato peeking through the straw
which is hopefully a good sign that more lie beneath.
So the hubby took to the garden with the tractor
and the tiller, cutting weeds and mixing in the spent
straw from the coop then we watered it down well.
It's difficult to tell but there are three beds across (one unplanted)
and one narrower bed across the bottom of the three.
This is where we typically have the pumpkins and
additional squash such as zucchini and yellow squash.
There are still some tomatoes which appear to be OK
but the acorn squash is suffering as did the butternut squash.
He mowed down the artichokes that had dried up but
avoided the sage, zinnias and onions so they are salvageable.
The Fall garden should be much better!
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