State of the Garden; August 28, 2014 [with pictures!]
August 28, 2014 2 Comments
The season is over. At least for some of the garden.
This year wasn’t bad. We had a lot of rain and very little sun, so everything grew like mad, but hardly ripened. Case in point, our tomatoes. As you can see, there’s a pile of tomatoes, and after I prune the bushes, they’re starting to ripen. This picture was taken a few days ago.
Everything is taking longer this year, well not the zucchini. It did really well even though we only got about half a dozen fruit off it. I gave a couple to my mother, and we had about four. Then the plant just started to die off. Squash bugs. Not impressed. We got about four cucumbers this year too.
Another problem was crowding. With the cabbage and Brussel sprouts, half the garden was taken. Husband put in an extra tomato plant and it went wild, covering half the onions and a pepper plant. Speaking of peppers, they did well, once they got a little bigger. The green pepper plant isn’t as big as others we’ve had, again, it must be because of the short amount of sun. Hot peppers aren’t that hot, according to Husband and he hasn’t tried the jalapenos yet. Onions did well, but were stepped on several times. Mainly to get around the cabbage.
The barrel experiment did really well, until Sithboy mowed over the vines, and then we got powdery mildew on the leaves, and that was that. We lost two squash and a couple melons, but managed to grow a pumpkin!
Flower garden? It kinda took on a life of its own. I gave up on it when the tall multi-coloured flowers started falling over. My glads did not produce a flower stalk and the fucias and petunias didn’t get a lot of sun so they didn’t spread.
We’re thinking about expanding the garden to a 10×10 lot more in the middle of the lawn for next year.