Garden Fatigue

As August is turning to September, gardening can turn from something enjoyable into a chore.  I have to admit that even I get Gardeners Fatigue at some point. At this point, it is far easier to just let that tomato plant die, rather than use heroic measures to keep it alive.

This is the point I have reached with the Squash in our Family of 4 Garden. Yes, it would be great to get some squash. However, one look at the plants tells me that it is not worth the effort to try to keep them alive to produce squash.

Sad SquashDon’t you agree with my assessment? The pressure of tons of aphids and spider mites, not to mention those nasty nematodes,  is just too much for the poor squash plants to handle. Maybe next year we’ll have better luck! But this year, we’re going to get rid of these plants and find something else to plant for the fall garden.

What should we plant? I’m thinking about lettuce, spinach, or maybe some radishes.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on August 31, 2009, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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