This will not go down as a banner year in the garden around here.
We have a whole list of excuses.
1. We couldn’t beg, borrow, or steal a tiller.
2. It rained so much, we couldn’t plant until late.
3. Worms sneaked in and about killed the cabbage in one night.
4. It got too hot too early this year.
9. After it quit raining, it was too dry for too long, and then it started pouring again.
10. Have I mentioned the CHICKENS?
Ever-increasing chicken barricades.
Cabbage. A sad, sorry sight.
Herbs! The parsley, basil, and several other herbs, are doing pretty good.
The grapes are hanging in there (as are the fruit trees).
The squash and zucchini are struggling.
Blueberries and blackberries got planted, at least.
Tomatoes are doing okay, but not stunning. We even have this volunteer tomato plant that popped up over by the goat pen.
My hanging baskets are growing like crazy. If it hadn’t been for the puppy, I’d have done more container gardening, which would have helped control the too much water/too little water situation, but this wasn’t the year for container gardening here.
I’m not even getting a lot of flowers this year.
One lonely, depressed sunflower.
We have various other vegetables in there–peppers, green beans, corn, cucumbers, and so on. Nothing is doing so good that you’d want to write home about it.
However, we do now qualify by government standards as a mint farm!
Mint julep, anyone?
Depending on how your garden is doing, please feel free to commiserate or brag. Though if you’re bragging, don’t be surprised if I mail you a chicken.