This morning I removed the spent zucchini plants, amended the soil and replanted them with new seedlings. The quality of the seedlings was substandard and I felt that the roots had started to rot from too much moisture. I planted two zucchini seeds next to each seedling in case the seedling dies which I fully expect to happen. Planted Sugar baby watermelon seeds directly out in the bed. This is the first time I have tried direct seeding watermelon and I used all my seeds. I'm praying hard they germinate. I planted Rattlesnake beans against the same trellis I had the horrible sugar snap peas against. I am not going to over water these and pray I don’t get dampening off issues again. I cleared two spots to plant Kent pumpkins. Kents are a very, very tough variety. Very good in the heat and humidity and the fruit fly leaves them alone. They are dark dark orange inside with sweet flesh and the pumpkin stores really well if the skin is intact. I had to shift a compost pile and I expected the Brown snake that lives on the property to shot out at me with all cylinders firing. Nope. Thank goodness. Johnny Death is reactive at the best of times. When he's stirred up he's death looking for someplace to happen. He's chased me up my back stairs before and all I did was walk out to the chicken pen with a bucket of scraps and saw him on the path. He really doesn't need an excuse to get ugly. I am looking at a 3rd of my tomato trellis to devote to Suyo Long cucumbers. These are a Asian variety so they cope well with hot, humid conditions. They curl and are spiney like a pickling cucumber and are resistant to mildews and rots. I'm planning on direct seeding these as well. I have to direct seed loofah at the base of another trellis yet and put some chicken manure around my Muscadines. I harvested the row of dying Irish potatoes. I did better than I thought I would with 15 kilos of usable potatoes harvested. No scab on any of them and very few ant holes. I dug up the sweet potato tubers I had planted for slips and replanted them in the now empty Irish potato bed. There was no need to fertilize because I felt that there was enough fertility in the bed seeings how the Irish potatoes hadn't finished their run before they died. Sweet potatoes don't need as much fertility as Irish potatoes. You end up with huge amount of vine and leaf growth and precious little tuber.