Last year was such a success, this year is going to be amazing!! Ha! Anyone who gardens knows there are so many factors in gardening out of our control. It is really in Gods hands, every year.
I started my tomatoes and peppers indoors in February. They just never really took off growing. I had to start the seeds several times.
I was determined to have the harvest to beat all harvests and planted the potatoes and onions early on this year. They actually came up…so beautiful. The salad greens planted in the winter were plentiful too.
Too Much Rain
There is a fine line between wonderful spring rain and rot your potato and onion crop too much rain. So sad. I think I harvested 2 potatoes and 4 onions. We have a heavy clay soil and every year I am working to amend it with compost. Lesson I learned, too much rain and a heavy clay soil equals rotted potatoes and onions.
In April and May, I planted my tomatoes and peppers, approximately three separate times. I’m not sure but something would eat the leaves off every plant or chew the stem at the ground killing every plant. Maybe cut worms?
Now I’m in June again with no success, yet. I know zucchini and okra do well in the heat so I get those guys going. Only my zucchini would grow. That is ok because I love some roasted zucchini. We ate our full of zucchini!!
With a drought and the hottest August and September on record the zucchini only lasted a few months. But I am thankful for the zucchini that we did get.
My pear tree was plentiful and we were able to can some pears. All was not lost. Now it is finally fall…well into October. I am going to try my hand at some fall gardening.
Try Try Again!!! It’s never a bad day or failure if you get to get your fingers and toes in the dirt!!
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