This year’s bounty wasn’t the best but neither was it the worst. Several years ago I couldn’t get green beans to grow. I used Starter plants, switched to seeds, and then repeated the planting again. I figured by the end of the season my green beans cost about $5.00 per pound!
The best crop this year was corn. For the last 2 years we have had some over ripe corn and some not very sweet corn. This year it was perfect corn. Corn and tomatoes are the cherished veggies in my garden. A fresh tomato sliced is divine.
With climate change I went for a couple of new items this year. Unfortunately we did not have the usual dry hot summer we have grown accustomed to in recent years. Great for forest fires but not so good for home gardeners like me trying Watermelon.
We did get one, about the size of a small balloon.
Even my basal was a poor producer this summer. The leaves were small and the plants did not grow very tall. In years past I have had to put tomato cages around them to keep them upright!
Every season with every crop failure or mediocre results I am thankful I am not a farmer or have to depend on my vegetable production for food! I really appreciate farmers. I tried iceberg lettuce this year and it was fun to watch it make a ball. Unfortunately because I garden organically my iceberg was just a vehicle for bugs. I don’t know what the organic growers do?
I am so spoiled. For 5 months I have had fresh lettuce from the garden. I had enough lettuce to eat a dinner salad for 2 almost every night. The bowl of lettuce pictured is the last for this season. I kept a few plants in the ground hoping I may get a few leaves until Thanksgiving. My lettuce garden bunny which I thought so cute during the season seems to be mocking me now!