For the first time in many years I had a large veggie garden this year. Below is a picture of part of the terraced garden in front of the basement. I was diligent, starting my seeds indoors and transplanting them early. They started off promisingly. In April we were blessed with unseasonably hot weather, and the garden took off. And then summer came.
The only thing that grew immediately, and fast, was my radish crop. I had to pull them up and toss them, as they were all wormy. I'm never growing radishes again. My carrots are still infants. My Walla Walla sweets aren't even adolescents, though the jalapeno pepper plant--the only one I planted because I bought it by mistake at the nursery--is growing like crazy. When I bought it, I thought it was a green pepper plant. My other green peppers are sickly. My cucumbers haven't a single blossom yet. My parsley, on the other hand, is growing like gangbusters.
All in all, we've had an absolutely lousy growing season for veggie gardens. I'd bought a canning and freezing book this year, anticipating canning and freezing all my produce. Guess I'll put the book away. I certainly won't have anything to preserve this year!
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