First the squash died, squash bugs were the culprit. Some plants still looked somewhat healthy, but there were literally millions of squash bugs so they were doomed. I pulled them all up.
Thirdly the tomatoes are having issues. I have 5 varieties. I talked about those here. All of the larger variety have had issues, black spots on the bottom of some and the rest that have even gotten close to being ready to pick have been eaten by something, no idea what. The small ones, Black Cherry & Sweet Gold have done well and keep producing healthy fruit, I even had a caprice salad of sorts with these two that was great (see photo below).
Last, a glimmer of hope. The eggplants that I thought were stumped in growth are actually Bambino eggplants. I pulled out my seed pack to learn this (Duh!) even though the picture on the seed pack shows normal sized healthy eggplants. I lost half of these because I thought they were not growing and I didn’t pick quick enough. I did fry some last night and they were pretty good. I should have a few more of these over the next few weeks.
Hope any of you garden growers out there are having better luck than me. Did I mention, I am a farmers daughter ?!? I should be better at this!