Summer is winding to an end. The nights are cooler now and by Saturday we will have dipped below 50F. As much as I love fall, I hate for my growing season to end already!
I never did get any squash to grow, summer or winter! They just did not set fruit! Those that survived anyhow...but my sweet potato vines are doing GREAT! I'm thinking I need to fertilize more as I do not have the abundant tomato harvest as I should. Of course, this was only my second summer growing in this location and the soil is not amended very well.
The only things that did well this year was my collard greens that came back from last year, the kale after my rabbit was killed, the jalapenos and ground cherry! Even the sweet peppers aren't ripe yet. The pear tree looks like it is now just setting pears on it! It is LATE!
A really weird thing has happened...in the last week, my bird feeder has been devoid of any birds. Not one single one has been by! Before I was refilling it like crazy! I wonder if something tried to eat the birds and scared them away? Or is it the temps?
I need to rotate the crops next year...I'm thinking garlic in the area where the sweet potatoes are, sweet potatoes will go into where the tomatoes are and the tomatoes will go to where the garlic was this year. Squash will go further down near the gate where there is more room for them to spread.