When you are in the garden please check for potato bugs, cucumber beetles and squash bugs. Hand picking is the best way to get rid of them. Carrying a container of soapy water to put them in will usually kill them off. Look under the leaves to check for eggs and if you see any squish them. I find gloves handy for this chore. We are a murderous bunch. Each of us has found the easiest way for us to get rid of the bugs. For me it is gloves and soapy water, others use scissors to cut the squash bugs in half.
If you have trash, please take it with you when you leave the garden. We have a carry in, carry out policy! Also during the hot weather be sure to get to the garden to water. If you are away please have a neighbor water for you.