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squash plants have been nearly laid to waste by a nasty mildew – called powdery
mildew (podosphaera xanthii) - that appeared about 2 weeks ago. It’s been a
humid, hot summer, and while the heat is no problem, the wetness is. Spores of
all kinds thrive and grow in the damp.
Last night, we found that two of the
plants had died; the others are struggling. So, it looks like we’ll be removing
the squash plants this week. I started squash seeds in a germinating tray with
the hope that we can get some late summer squash, but I think we’re cutting it
close. It could be that we are nearly done with squash for the season. Boo.
blight has also taken a lot of our lovely basil. Good thing I succession plant
throughout summer, but we lost a large number of young plants, so I started
some new seeds last week.
entered the part of summer – late July – when the garden starts shifting. Some
plants are reaching the end of their life cycles. Others are just starting to
peak (our tomatoes are ripening). Others will peak soon.
picked lots of squash this week, and I jarred most of it. I love cracking open
a fresh jar of summer squash.