Ok, summer is horticulturally over. Rip out and totally remove from the garden area all wasted plant parts on dead looking crops. If you don't the spores and eggs from this year's pathogens will destroy your next year's garden. Removing all plant parts will make next year's work a little bit easier and less chemical intensive.
Squash vine borer killed all my cucumber vines, all the squash and zucchini also. Next year I'm spraying whatever I need to to kill that bug and protect the plants.
After I clean up those rows I'm going to try planting some of the plants you see in the picture. I won't forget to put a little Harrell's plant food into the hole because these plants need food to produce food for us, something many people overlook.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.