I haven’t updated you on our garden this year since 6 weeks in, at the end of May. And there’s a reason. The garden has been WIMPY this year.
The garden was happy when the rain started but by July with the weeks and weeks of rain and little sun, it was just done for.
Here is our garden not too long ago:
The big boy tomatoes have all been small and not in very good shape. I only was able to make salsa ONCE and even then it was not very good.
We’ve had a few peppers but without the tomatoes to make salsa, they’ve almost been a waste.
My zucchini plants died early on. I think I only got 2 or 3 zucchinis out of it.
The cucumber plant never seemed to really pick up. I got 2 or 3 very strange looking cucumbers.
My parsley plant I’ve had since last year rotted out.
The one bright spot is the cherry tomato plant has been giving us a steady stream of tomatoes all year. Scott eats them like candy and we’ve been able to give several small bags away.
Overall, I’m happy we did it again. I still love to watch the process but this was definitely nothing like last year.
A good reminder, though, that some seasons will be plentiful while others are lean and a lot of that has nothing to do with what we control. Same place, same plants, same gardener but different weather. To add some life to our garden, I got this porch swing so our visitors could enjoy being outside. Our hope lies in the fact this season, whether literal and figurative, will be over soon and we can give it another go.
If you have one, how did your garden do this year?