Unfortunately the vegetable garden doesn't know where it stands. Neither do I. It is way past time to pull out the summer producers, but they are still producing. So, the planting of the fall and winter crops is late. Our first frost date is Oct. 18, and if so, I'm in trouble!
The Yellow Brandywine is making tomatoes like there is no tomorrow, although I keep cutting it back.
|Yellow Brandywine - September 16|
But, the lemon cucumbers are dying from the bottom up. The tops are still blooming, and setting fruit. I found a lost one today, hiding in the eggplant, as big as Boo's tennis ball! It was a bit seedy... of all the vegetables these are the ones I will miss the most. I can always buy a nice hot house tomato, but a good lemon cucumber is impossible to find out of season.
|Lemon Cucumber - dying back from the bottom up|
The Jade green beans were having a second wind, but there were so few left, I went ahead and pulled them out yesterday to make room for... well, just wait for Part II coming soon!