I’m getting ready to pull my poor Crook Necked Squash plant… it is infested with Squash Bugs and they have killed it.  

This season has been an amazing learning experience.  Some of the lessons were silly, I now know that I really do need to pay attention to how BIG things will grow before planting them in containers or in a raised bed.   Others were more like hard knocks i.e., pay really close attention to the things that crawl around in my garden.   

I’m enjoying myself and I’m looking forward to my Autumn garden.

I’m getting ready to pull my poor Crook Necked Squash plant… it is infested with Squash Bugs and they have killed it.

This season has been an amazing learning experience. Some of the lessons were silly, I now know that I really do need to pay attention to how BIG things will grow before planting them in containers or in a raised bed. Others were more like hard knocks i.e., pay really close attention to the things that crawl around in my garden.

I’m enjoying myself and I’m looking forward to my Autumn garden.

My raised bed garden… The crook neck squash is HUGE and bearing little squash.  My watermelon has spread and I’m embarrassed to admit that I am
beginning to fear I’ll wake up one morning and find that the vines have crept up the stairs and taken over the house!

My raised bed garden… The crook neck squash is HUGE and bearing little squash. My watermelon has spread and I’m embarrassed to admit that I am
beginning to fear I’ll wake up one morning and find that the vines have crept up the stairs and taken over the house!

My first raised bed garden. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash and watermelon!  We are expecting triple digit temps today - I watered early this morning rather than waiting until this evening.  So far no wilting.

My first raised bed garden. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash and watermelon! We are expecting triple digit temps today - I watered early this morning rather than waiting until this evening. So far no wilting.