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Fall Garden Results

Category: Gardening | Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32 am

The cucumbers have gone crazy and are producing like mad. In fact, I've had to start giving them away.

The squash gave me one good mess and then kind of stopped producing. The zucchini did the same thing. Both ended up with vine borers.

The pole beans came down with a bad infestation of leaf rollers. I thought I had taken care of them at one point, but I was wrong. Right now I have some beans that I can pick, but the plants are almost leafless.

The mustard greens came up good, but they also got some kind of bug that has eaten holes all in the leaves. I'm not sure if they are going to be salvageable or not. My collard greens never really got started. I think I had some old seed.

The lettuce seems to be holding it's own. No bugs and the plants are looking pretty good.

I had three sunflowers come up. Again, I think I had old seed. They are blooming right now and have given some much needed color to the garden.

The okra plants look great, but the okra itself is kind of stunted. Not sure what's going on there.

The amaranth that came up on its own didn't look as good as the amaranth that I had in the Spring, but I still like having it in the garden. It got some kind of bug too, but still managed to produce.

So, from what I can gather the main difference between the Spring garden and the Fall garden is the bugs. I've always heard that they are worse later in the season and in my case it was true. That's okay though because I've really enjoyed having a second garden this year. I'm sure that I will do it again.

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2ofus wrote on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:36 pm:

You have sure had some problems with your fall garden this year. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and will try again though.


eileen wrote on Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:10 pm:

It's good to hear that despite the problems you've had you're not going to give up.

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