Beyond the tomatoes, our cucumber and zucchini plants continue to produce. I'm very happy with how they've performed this year. Cucumber beetles and powdery mildew were such big issues in our old garden that our cucurbit plants and harvests were usually finished by late July. These things are still present in our new garden (I'm down to two zucchini plants), but not nearly as bad. If we're lucky, we'll still be able to harvest cucumbers and zucchini in September.
|Tomatoes of all colors, shapes and textures.|
|I love the fluted shape of 'Costoluto Genovese'.|
In any case, there's already a chill in the air at night. Our friends in Vermont are already seeing leaves changing color. Something tells me that fall will arrive early this year and that the upcoming winter will be a harsh one. If this turns out to be the case, it's nice to know that we can still heat up some sauce and enjoy a bit of summer even when it's cold outside.