My garden failed this year.
I’d love to blame it on the rain, the lack thereof, the heat, the mosquitoes, the moon, or anything else besides the damn truth; neglect. My summer days started spinning around June and picked up speed as life progressed. Yes, there was blossom-end rot to contend with and an exceptional number of bugs, beetles, and critters this year but those things probably could have been dealt with had I chosen to get out there and do it.
I am feeling rejuvenated though and ready to focus on fall planting. Yesterday I pulled all the sad and ugly tomato plants out and prepared for the plethora of greens I hope to harvest all winter long.
What can I make with these besides fried or chutney?!
We put this deck in under the black walnut tree after all the nuts fell last fall…we may be in for a very loud couple of months!
Peppers, flowers, herbs, and a precious few tomatoes are the only things I’m harvesting these days.
I am doing a little seed-saving this year! In many cases I know that it’s easier/more reliable to just buy new seeds every year but there is something self-sustaining and lovely about saving seeds.
Asparagus beans on the left, yellow watermelon on the right.
Tomorrow is the first time in months that I will be in town for our local market and I am looking forward to supplementing my pathetic crop. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a deal on a box of cucs, I want to make some pickles!