Has been a bountiful garden this year, but as usual, some disappointments. We made a ton of great tomatoes, but most vines are now sickly, and production has slowed to a trickle since mid August. Also, the leaf footed bugs were really bad later in the season, with their piercings causing a decline in tomato quality and causing much early rot. I did find that control is fairly easy. First thing in the morning when the bugs and plants are wet with dew, the bugs will just stay in place to be picked off and squished. Only found that out recently, so don't think that leaf footed bugs will be a problem next year as will pick and squish vigorously before the population gets very large.
Succession squash vines got mildew and produced just a few squash. But we had a very long crop from May through Early July.
Succession cucumbers only made a limited crop. But this was still our best cucumber year ever from the earlier vines.
Green beans didn't perform well this year, only giving us a decent crop for about three weeks.
Egg plants only produced moderately this year, but still gave us a long harvest with adequate fruit.
Dinosaur kale turned out to be a delight as this was our first trial. It produced well into the heat, giving us greens to steam when normally we have none. Will definitely plant it again.
Tomatoes continue at a trickle, okra continues to perform great, jalapenos continue to do well.
Fall crops are in one gallon containers and are growing in morning sun until temperatures moderate down into the 80's when they will be set into the garden beds. Still, we have already had three batches of mixed greens from these young plants, having harvest Swiss chard, kale, and Georgia collards. Also have lots of broccoli plants and some larger form collards. All look very good in spite of the heat.