The Summer Garden

It’s full on summer in southwest Virginia. After weeks of dry, muggy, hot weather we had a brief break in the sweaty monotony with 80 degree temperatures that feel like 80 temperatures and not 180.

Our garden makeover is still underway concurrently with crop removals and relay plantings.

Pest pressure is high and the brassicas are under a full assault by harlequin bugs and cabbage worms. Flea beetles are rather bothersome, too.

Typical summer crops are king right now while we still try to figure out how to keep cooler season crops available.

What crops do you have going on? How do you manage the heat and insect pests? What tips can you share to keep brassicas and greens thriving?

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