Monday, August 10, 2009

Garden Fail 2009

One would think that with a year that started out extremely wet, our garden's would have been fabulous this year. Not true. What started as a delay in planting due to time constraints and bad weather became a battle against humidity, squash bugs, mildew, blossom rot and black stalkage that I have no clue about.

I finally gave up. I had two or three weeks of excellence and I finally got tired of the battle. I have put up 9 quarts of green beans, 5 quarts of tomatoes (which I had to buy at the farmer's market), 20 bags of zuchini/squash stirfry, and we had an abundance of cucumbers that I didn't do anything with.

My garden is embarrassing. It came in fast and hard before anyone else had the goods...but it also died fast and hard. I'm ready to rip it all out and put in a fall garden but the heat and humidity are wearing me down. I don't have the energy or desire to fight this again this year. I need to step it up though.

I'm in the cooking mood. My yard is horrid. My favorite season is around the corner.

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