The shadow of the best friend your garden can have, YOU!
The plant I pictured in the earlier post has not grown any further and seems to be wasting away. We'll see if this rain revives. I have not been watering it because I do not know if it is good or bad.
My yellow squash are doing better than they have in many years. Not sure what is different except a later planting. I've been patrolling like I do every year for squash bugs but have not had many.
Maybe 3-4 adults, which were destroyed and 3-4 batches of eggs which I've described my efforts to stop before thy hatch. So far the Vaseline and vegetable oil have worked.
Our daughter gave me some cucamelon last year and it was interesting but we never got enough to make much more than a unique salad. They volunteered again this year and I am taking better care of them so maybe they will become a preferred crop.
A new planting of eggplant is being hardened off and a few seem to have picked back up so I have added garlic to my soap, oil and diatomaceous earth and continue the battle. It may be past the first burst of flea beetles so I might catch my breath.
Speaking of garlic, I planted about 400 sets last fall, with some being very small, so I was not expecting a full harvest. I was pleasantly surprised and may have just harvested the whole batch. We've given a bunch away and I am now stopping to make sure I have enough sets for this fall.
Some of the tomatoes I planted between the yard-long beans and the edamame are being shaded too much. I am cutting leaves back some but hope they will bounce back as soon as the edamame are harvested.
Not your tomatoes Palindrome. They got special placement and are doing fine. They all got milk-spray again this morning and I am not seeing any signs of deficiencies or disease. The leaves of the black varieties have stopped turning purple too. ?