The zucchini is done.
It's been an epic year for the zucchini, but after harvesting three yesterday and another two today.....I looked at the over 20 cups I already had frozen and relish I had canned and said good bye. That, and I had stopped fighting the good fight with the squash bugs a while ago and found they had taken up residency on the beans. This, we will not tollerate.
So, the zucchini came out and I watched the multitude of squash bugs run for their squash buggie lives. It was rather humerous. I put them all in the burn pit for later burning.
Now I have an empty 3x9 bed and I was thinking of planting some pickling cucumbers since by the time they mature it will be getting a bit cooler, but still far ahead of a frost. I suppose I need to amend the bed with something. Should I add fertilizer and/or compost? Which kinds and how much of each? I've never really amended in the middle of the season and only got a trailer full of compost in the spring, but I don't need that much for the 3x9 bed. Any suggestions?
Now, you may offer up a moment of silence for the zucchini if you desire. They certainly hossed it out this year!
January 27, 2015 - Family update
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