And now…the end is near…
October 24, 2013 2 Comments
…end of the growing season, that is.
I did have pictures for this post, but I forgot to take them off Husbands phone.
Fall is in full bloom up here. The leaves have turned and most of the trees are bare. The nights are much cooler and the birds are flocking together. I’ve even had the wood stove going a few times. I live in a small farming community so the field equipment is out in full force too. So here’s how my growing season racked up.
What a mess. I lost complete control of the veggie garden right around the middle of July. I had good intentions and didn’t buy as many plants as before, but we had two weeks of rain followed by one week of good weather, then another two weeks of rain. By the time I got back out to the garden the damn thing had gone wild. My tomato plants took up half the garden (I couldn’t find my cages anywhere) and the vine plants too up the other half. Anything in the middle was either choked out, or in the case of my carrots—munched on. I really thought I was going to have a good crop of carrots, but something came and ate the fleshy part of the stalk where the stalk meets the root. All of them, gone. The squash we planted gave several fruit, but we had an infestation of some kind of aphid-looking bug but that that was that. By the time they were ready to be harvested, all but one had holes in them. I’m not even sure I want to do a veggie garden next year.
Another out of control garden. Last year when I planted the perennials, they looked good. This year, they took over so much that you couldn’t see the annuals I had. A couple plants were so tall that when it rained they leaned over the walk way and Husband almost wiped out. We’re going to transplant them this weekend (weather permitting). They need more room than the small area in front of the house.
How was your growing season?