Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is how my poor garden has been looking at the end of each long, hot day here in the desert. Wilted and tired, and I have to say I can relate.
This was my final summer harvest earlier in the week. Everything is pretty much done, although I am still getting a few cherry tomatoes each day.
I have been battling aphids for ages, and although I contained them for a while using dish soap and oil mixed with water, they are now all over pretty much everything. I am still trying to defend the pumpkin plants, but I have given up with almost everything else.
There comes a point where one just has to let nature take its course, and I am there.
My armenian cucumbers are completely infested with aphids so I don't hold out much hope for them, and the okra never did well either. So now I will pull most things, mulch well, and let the soil take a well deserved break until I begin again in September. This is my time of year for browsing through seed catalogs before the major Fall growing season begins.
It isn't all bad though, there are still a few bright spots out there.
Hopefully I can keep the plants alive long enough to nurture these guys to maturity and then I will have a good, (if early), pumpkin harvest!
Posted by Mo at 2:23 PM