1. Your garden didn’t fail, you just didn’t get as much as you are used to! Gardening is so time consuming. Ours does well when we are home, but it’s hard to keep up with it when on vacation or just busy with summer time activities. I’m excited to see how your fall garden does. I haven’t tried gardening in the fall/winter yet, but I might this year. I would love to have greens throughout the winter.

    • gracefulfitness

      I listened to that show while working in the kitchen yesterday, I loved how she waxed on about all the things you can do with green tomatoes-especially raw!

    • gracefulfitness

      This is my first year seed saving so I’ll let you know next year! I’m only saving the more unique seeds; the asparagus beans I had to special order and the watermelon is an heirloom variety from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello garden.

  2. Paula

    I just stumbled upon your blog and was reading the dreaded plant failure post. I have a large vegetable garden and oh how idread the failures. However I saw the comment about your black walnut tree and wondered if you were aware of it’s toxicity? You may be, I haven’t read all your blog, of course. But in case, here is an article. http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/HO/HO-193.pdf It’s a bit of a problem but growing in raised beds may help. I’m not familiar enough with black walnuts to know.
    I do love to see younger people vegetable gardening. I was beginning to think it was becoming a lost art.

    • gracefulfitness

      Yes, I am sadly aware of the black walnut issue. A few things actually do okay under it but our raised beds are just outside it’s reach. Thanks for the info though! Don’t fret, gardening is definitely making a resurgence!

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