There were aspects of my garden that were just lovely and I always enjoy watching little things grow, but unfortunately there were things that just didn't work out. I was in a bit of a rush when I moved home from Florida, so the seeds went in a little late. Since I started everything too late, the cold weather crops bolted and the summer crops still hadn't ripened as we proceeded into fall.
|My baby watermelons were so cute, too bad they never got very sweet :(|
As you can see the weeds were atrocious and the biggest problem was keeping them all down so the veggies could grow.
|The Cauliflower was gorgeous, but never grew any heads???|
I'm still trying to figure that one out.
The squash was actually abundant, as squash always is. We got more then enough from the surviving plants to keep us swimming in squash. One of the two successes of the season.
The other success was the tomatoes. I put them on the south side of the house and actually bought the starts so they were nice and big when I put them in the earth. To be honest, I consider this cheating (I should have started them myself), but I'm not complaining because the fresh ripe tomatoes in my salads, stews, and sandwiches were to die for.
I consider last year practice for the main event. I have big plans for this year. I've been working pretty hard since February getting the new garden planned and put together. I've already met with some failures (blasted wind!%@*&^), but those too are learning experiences. Practice makes perfect.