But, I'm not going to focus on the negative: here are lots of good things that are happening in the veggie garden right now.
Some of our tomatoes (we have about 30 plants!). I'm ignoring all those dead and yellow leaves. La la la, positive thinking, happy garden.
Bush beans and buttons squash.
Watermelon starting to climb up its trellis; just about the only thing that doesn't seem to mind the heat.
Corn - a bit
Grapes - proper bunches for the first time on our two-year old vine. Our 80 year old Italian neighbour pruned the vine in the winter and did this crazy thing where he snapped the ends of the vine about a metre along where, he said grapes would grow the next summer. And they did. Got to love that kind of gardening knowledge in the community.
And finally plums, another fruit-first for us. These are really delicious and there is about a kilo left on the tree for us to enjoy. So far the birds haven't figured them out which is lucky.
Actually looking at all these pictures has made me feel much more positive! Go garden!