I have only 3 squash plants left- all summer squash. The vine borers... I also planted a second wave of them a few weeks ago in case I lost them all. Those are now flowering, but have also attracted squash bugs of their own. Sigh... I put masking tape around the bases of the stems to see if that prevents the vine borers from boring. We'll see. I also replanted baby pumpkins and winter squash. I'm cutting it really close with the days to maturing and first frost, but who knows. I thought I'd try! My cucumbers are really sad this year, too. Not sure what that's about. Next year I plan to start them indoors and plant them in a different location. We've gotten about 4 cucumbers total and one of my vines died off completely as well.
But the good news is that the scarlet runner beans have beautifully filled in the trellis and are now producing beans! The flowers are also attracting hummingbirds! The Children's Garden exploded and there are finally plants growing up the stick teepee! The tomatoes are over 7 feet high and we're getting a good harvest each day now. We've got carrots, eggplants, kale, chard, giant beets, cauliflower, kohlrabi, radishes, and finally cabbage. A watermelon looks like it might make it to maturity and I've got a few athena melons (orange melon) as well. The giant kohlrabi is still growing and I'm trying to beat my uncle's record of 25+ lbs. We'll see! I've got new lettuce starts in the ground and have planted a few fall crops like parsnips and rutabaga. Indoors I have more starts: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and kohlrabi. I'm going to try another wave of snap peas and soon I'll get the fall and winter carrots in the ground.
How are your August gardens growing?