2013 – As seen through the garden

Yes – it’s time to assess 2013 – as seen through the garden…

The corn did well but got very buggy, so none will be planted this year. Also I’ve given up on cauliflower – the plants are huge and the heads always seem to bolt before they amount to much of anything. My sweet peppers were bitter 2 years in a row – done with them (not a fan of the hot ones).¬†Tomatoes and cucumbers did not do as well as last year – apparently it is because our “June Gloom” lasted well into July, followed by the sweltering heat of August and September. But I can’t give up on those – yes – I will try again.

The eggplants thrived. And I had plenty of broccoli, sugar snap and snow peas, beets, carrots, Chinese red noodle beans, kale, and other greens. The butternut squash and the strawberries were absolutely delicious.

The sugar baby watermelons looked so adorable – but fried in the late summer sun. It’s ok – into the compost pile they went, hopefully to help out the next generation. But I couldn’t resist ordering another pack of seeds – one of these days, I WILL grow a watermelon! The rest of the seeds have also been ordered, and in a week or so I will be starting the tomato and eggplant seedlings inside, so they’re ready to go in the ground by March or April. So sorry for those of you that don’t see Spring until May or June…

Overall, it was a very good year – wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014!

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2 thoughts on “2013 – As seen through the garden

  1. Same to you! Wishing you loads of health and joy and good garden time. I’ve been thinking about growing a load of kale. It’s so expensive in the shop, but seems to grow like weeds in people’s gardens! ~Catherine

    • Thanks for your comments, Catherine! Apparently kale is one of those things that’s easy to grow, and it doesn’t mind cool weather. I start mine directly from seed in the ground, but it will also do well in pots. Good luck!

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