Not permanently, of course, but I am giving up on a lot of my plants for the year. I put a couple of the formerly controversial beds to rest yesterday by pulling out the remaining cucumber and watermelon plants. They didn't have any flowers or fruit on them, so I figured they didn't have time before the weather declared me done to go from no flowers to edible yummies. I'll probably go around to check out the other plants in the next few days to see if others could go as well. I'm trying to spread out my tidying up of the yard so I'm not pounded by doing it all at once, probably when the weather is icky enough that I don't want to! I decided to let the remaining beans dry out for use as seed as well, since I don't know how much longer I have until the contractor will need them pulled to put the floor in the garage, but it doesn't seem like I probably have much time left and I don't want to risk not having seed for next year by waiting too long.
In addition to intentional plant killing, a lot of my plants aren't doing so well on their own. The frost Friday didn't get them, but fungal infections and underwatering may have.
|Leaf spot and the removal of infected areas of the plants has left my 'maters looking sad.|
Fortunately, it isn't all doom and gloom (yet. That's coming soon though!). The fall garden is still going strong.
|Toward the back of the yard, it looks like I could stand to start harvesting some spinach again! Yay! Been a while since I've had any of that!|
|The carrots in the back raised bed are going nuts! They are soooo cute! It looks kind of like a fuzzy green afro! Love it! I may try to keep this area going into the winter, with all its cold hearty plants.|