Well, the weather's still bad, very Octoberish. In August. I recall in high school playing tennis at this time of Summer and it was 99 degrees. Today it was 60 and rain with very few cloud breaks. It was dark at noon.
To top that off, this bug is lingering something fierce. I have no appetite but food tastes good. It doesn't sit well with me, but it tastes good. I'm getting better but I still have no desire to eat my tomatoes. And tonight was supposed to be the day I start to pickle. Maybe tomorrow. I need to get dill.
The good news is that the hand pollination job I did is paying dividends. I've got a half-dozen pickling cukes coming along, but only one ready. Of course I should be harvesting my two slicers that are almost a foot long. Trouble with so few plants getting a determinate-like harvest is hard.
I've also got tons of beans that I am not sure I feel like eating. I told my brother to come harvest them and either eat them or maybe save them up for possible canning this weekend.
Oh yeah, and I was surprised to find some ripening tomatoes. In all this rain, they're ripening.
Anyway, this morning I read that potatoes should be kept dry to toughen the skins once they start to die. The Yukon Golds are clearly dying and yet the rain keeps watering them. Maybe I need to cover them? Grrr. I'm so close and now the weather's not helping at all!
Enjoy your garden!