|Painted lady on butterfly bush|
The majority of the weight for August has been cucumbers, most of which came off the Marketmore 97s. The Lemon cukes are just starting to roll in now, two harvested and several still growing. I have one small green pumpkin on my shed this year, I can only hope it will ripen before the vine starts dying off. It doesn't look like it will weigh in at more than about 10 lbs. though.
|Pumpkin on shed today.|
It has been a very sad year for my garden. Apparently I'm not the only one either. My neighbor Julie told me her tomatoes started coming in about 3 weeks later than normal, and her pumpkins are also still green and small. In a normal year her pumpkin vines sprawl across most of her back yard and she harvests enough for cooking and carving for the whole family.
|Pumpkin vines on shed.|
My garden is producing, all of the plants are in good health, but there is such a short window of growing season here that a week or two of cool weather throughout the season can be enough to completely destroy any chance of main season tomato production.
|Chocolate Cherry tomatoes.|
|Indigo Rose tomato|
Winter is coming.
All in all this year's garden has been a major disappointment. While the rest of the country has been hit by a heat wave, our tiny corner of the world has been much cooler than normal. I did have a few standouts in the garden this year though despite the weird weather and will have a post soon to acknowledge those plants that really outdid expectations.
For now, I should probably get back to my housework and prepping for the new school year to begin.