I haven’t posted any garden pics in a while, so here is a giant dump of pics from the past month.
On a side note during a random conversation with my next door neighbor who works on a organic CSA farm. We started to talk about my backyard garden and I was telling him about some of the disease issues that I was having with my tomatoes. And he was telling me that some of the seeds that Lowe’s was selling this year were infected with powdery mildew. And in an unrelated conversation my mom was also telling me about disease issues with tomato & cucumber plants this year.
Since my garden is very small, crop rotation isn’t possible. So next year it looks like I’ll finally have to bite the bullet and bust out the heavy duty agro chemicals, specifically a soil fungicide and maybe even a broad spectrum herbicide. I’ve gone about 2 or 3 years without using any chemicals in the garden, but the disease issues this year on the tomatoes/beans/cucumbers/basil/peppers, are about as bad as I’ve every seen it. This isn’t something that I’m looking forward to doing, but if I want to harvest anything from the garden next year, it has to be done.