Newbie gardening in SoCal
I started my first vegetable garden this spring - raised beds. Everything is looking a bit long in the tooth... not sure whether and what to pull out. Some are easy to figure out - for example, the cucumber is looking fabulous - more healthy than ever with plenty of new growth and blossoms. The corn is still ripening. Peppers are producing abundantly. Tomatoes are looking kind of worn, but still producing.
However, I can't tell what to expect from my monstrous zucchini plant. Can anyone tell me... do they go on into fall? What is the visible sign that it is time to pull it? I had a yellow straightneck squash that I pulled a few weeks ago because it wasn't giving me blossoms any more. The zucchini seems to be slowing down, but lately there seem to be a bunch of new healthy looking leaves. I'm still getting some blossoms. Keep going?
Will my bush beans keep going? I just harvested a bunch of the beans and there are some more to come. Wondering if they will keep going?
Wondering about honeydew and watermelon vines. Neither gave me much fruitage (1 watermelon, 2 honeydew) but they seem to be putting out new foilage. Keep them? (Or are they just playing with me?)
Any advice much appreciated. I'm in zone 9- SoCal.