An olde sage once said     “Though an old man, I am but a young gardener.”

Young and old have learned that even planting tomatoes late in the season, they fruit and ripen based on the length of the day and ambient temperature and other mysterious things that the folks at Cornell Extension have figured out.  Many have ripened too early. (Tomatoes that is, not the folks at Cornell).     And even if squash is planted late in the season, those ##!@!#!# squash bugs still find their way to the plant.


Even one volunteer cape gooseberry (aka groundcherry, aka Physalis peruviana) can produce a lot of fruit if left to its own devices.  (Do you wonder what devices are at its disposal?)  It is flopping all over the  beans in the next row; still the beans look good: many flowers = fruits very soon.

Speaking of sage, our Salvia officinalis  is flexing its shoulders and the zuke nearby is being pushed out.  (Fried sage leaves on fresh pasta is one solution.)
A failing tomato plant (Rutgers var.) has been pulled out and a cucumber plant now sits in its place. Just waiting and hoping for fresh dill, vinegar and salt.
There is room at the end of the row (where the sunflowers were) for some kale or something else that prefers the cool, like nasturtiums.

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