I actually took these shots Friday morning. With the threat of the remnants of Isaac and a wedding midday, I knew that it would not be a great picture day. What you see in the images is evidence of neglect. I've not been over to the garden as much. The weeds have done well. I have not. I'll get on it this week!
Some vegetables for a late season garden are beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, snap beans and summer squash. These can be planted until July 20 here in central Illinois. Check seed packets for the days until harvest. Our average date of first frost is October 20, which gives us at least 100 days for crops that tolerate light frosts.
Other late season vegetables are kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, mustard and turnips. Leaf lettuce, mustard and spinach can be planted as late as September 5 in central Illinois.
The July 20th target has passed, but September 5 is still before us.
If the rain pattern persists, I will still give some of these late season vegetables a try.
Haven't been over to the garden much this week. God did some of the watering, and life has been busy in other directions. I've missed it.
Tomatoes are really producing now. Squash is still going strong. Zucchini is ok, not as good as years past. Cucumbers are going poorly. Finally have some eggplant forming. I'm going to take a peek at potatoes this week. Sunflowers are starting to look beautiful!
The grass has greened up a touch again.
Took a few bad shots tonight. Sorry. I was rushing. Not supposed to rush at the garden!
When I posted the update a week ago, I never imagined all that would go wrong this week. A strong windstorm Tuesday morning leveled the corn and took out several squash plants. Wednesday a raccoon devoured all the ears of corn that were ready to be picked. The place looks a little different this Saturday. Bright side? Tomatoes are starting to ripen, and it actually rained a couple times this week.
As always, click the thumbnails to see the images.