Produce

Chef and I didn’t plant anything in the back garden until the last day of June.  (We did get tomato plants in the front before that.)  We had hoped we’d still get some fruit from our endeavors, but we were realistic about it and didn’t expect anything much.

We did get cucumbers.

And lettuce.

But aside from the tomatoes, that’s about all we got.  It’s not looking promising for pumpkins this year.  The butternut squash haven’t done anything.  We got a few radishes, but since we don’t really like radishes and planted them only because our friend told us that French Breakfast Radishes are AMAZING, I’m not too excited about the radishes that we got because I found them less than amazing.  The broccoli, eggplant, and collard greens didn’t do anything.  I haven’t dug up any turnips, but they don’t look as if there are actual turnips under there.  The beans didn’t have enough time to do anything.

It didn’t help that we haven’t had rain for what seems like at least a whole month.  Chef was diligent about watering the garden, but rain is better, and we just didn’t have any.

But next year, we’ll be ready.  The plots are already dug up, so we won’t have to do that.  Our compost is started, so we’ll get that mixed in for more nutrients in the soil.  We’ll have a better idea of what we want to plant and we’ll get our seeds early.  Next year, I’m hoping for a much better crop.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. riTa
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 15:49:39

    So it really is over for those mentioned?
    But the lettuce looks amazing.

  2. Karen, the Small Town Runner
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 12:06:28

    I’m not sure, but probably. I haven’t been able to get out and look recently, but Stephan hasn’t mentioned seeing any pumpkins or beans or anything.

  3. Karen, the Small Town Runner
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:07:19

    not so, we have 2 eggplants growing, turnips growing and the collards, broccoli, and beans might make it yet. Summer only ended yesterday and it was 93 degrees so i figure we still have a good month before frost, maybe more.

    • Karen, the Small Town Runner
      Sep 24, 2010 @ 12:07:18

      Um… Chef? You made it look like I posted that, silly! (Gotta remember to log out of my stuff since Chef and I use the same computer!) But the news is good about the veggies.

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