Autumn's harvest. It's gathering in end-of-summer and late-season maturation crops before overnight temperatures produce frost. It's also taking inventory of what produced especially well and added an artistic element to the garden. Some large-leafed plants that I will incorporate again into next year's garden are rutabaga, cabbage, zucchini, and cucumber. Large leaves quickly fill open space with lush green foliage.
We constructed the support for trailing cucumber vines from a section of concrete reinforcement wire. The wire is sold in a roll, so its cylindrical shape lends itself perfectly for this application. Pound a few wooden stakes into the ground to form and secure a length of wire into a tunnel. It adds height to the garden and keeps the cukes off the ground to be easily plucked as they hang suspended from the support.