Boy, I sure am glad we are finished with summer. Now maybe we can start making up the 6 inches of rain which we missed in August and September.
Like almost everyone I know, my tomatoes suffered from early blight and Septoria leaf spot..
My harvest was modest at best and I did can some spaghetti sauce.
Fall crops have been planted (first week of August) and the cabbage. broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale are doing wonderfully.
The plants are so large, I had to remove the 7 foot row cover. So now I’m spraying with BT for the cabbage worms. I also have some harlequin bugs, which I am hand picking twice a day. Broccoli and cauliflower should be ready in mid October. At that time, I’ll side dress the broccoli with a quarter cup of 10-10-10 per 10 foot row as recommended in the HGIC vegetable profiles Cabbage and Brussels Sprout should be ready in November.
Also planted lots of lettuce, pak choi, kohlrabi, radishes, collards, tatsoi and spinach. With the hot dry weather, I had trouble getting it to germinate, even with my drip irrigation. But they are up and should provide some variety for my table