Although I've forgotten to comment on it, the weather this summer has been okay. We had a week of heatwave (along with the rest of the country) but ever since it's been in the low to mid-80's with tolerable humidity. I would prefer just a bit more rain but it hasn't been too dry.
Although this year's flower gardens have been doing well (for me - I'm still not that good a gardener) the vegetable gardens have been pretty hit and miss. Two of my one of my hanging tomato plants failed - it turned yellow, produced a tiny tomato that quickly rotted and died. One of my hanging pepper plants did the same thing.
Unfortunately, my remaining two tomato plants aren't doing all that well either.
I did have a fourth tomato, but I found a bug hole in it yesterday and had to toss it. It wasn't one of the dreaded Tomato Bugs (hornworms) but whatever it was, it was super effective. Argh.
The squash, on the other hand, are doing quite well. I've already harvested a crookneck squash and I'll have two more by tomorrow. The Buttercup squash are doing well, too. The one pictured below was the first and is a pretty good size already. I have two more that are well on their way to becoming a part of our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
If worse comes to worst, I'll just have some tall, skinny, yellow jack-o-lanterns this fall.
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